On a more reasoned note, I like very much Mark Stricherz's post on America magazine's In All Things blog entitled Bad Regulation Caused the Financial Panic (Or What Catholic Social Thought Can Teach Our Parties). In the end, he turns to number 2425 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which reads:
"The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modem times with 'communism' or 'socialism.' She has likewise refused to accept, in the practice of 'capitalism,' individualism and the absolute primacy of the law of the marketplace over human labor. Regulating the economy solely by centralized planning perverts the basis of social bonds; regulating it solely by the law of the marketplace fails social justice, for 'there are many human needs which cannot be satisfied by the market.' Reasonable regulation of the marketplace and economic initiatives, in keeping with a just hierarchy of values and a view to the common good, is to be commended."