EG 204: New Poisons

Vasnetsov_Maria_MagdaleneIn Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis singles out some notions for criticism:

204. We can no longer trust in the unseen forces and the invisible hand of the market. Growth in justice requires more than economic growth, while presupposing such growth: it requires decisions, programs, mechanisms and processes specifically geared to a better distribution of income, the creation of sources of employment and an integral promotion of the poor which goes beyond a simple welfare mentality. I am far from proposing an irresponsible populism, but the economy can no longer turn to remedies that are a new poison, such as attempting to increase profits by reducing the work force and thereby adding to the ranks of the excluded.

Part of the insanity of the world’s economic oligarchs and their pundits-in-pocket is that anything suggesting immorality is immediately met with a vehement overreaction. It’s telling. Consciences are being pricked and consciences don’t like being questioned.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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