Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Pope Reflects On The Economic System And The Culture Of Prosperity
The Pope argues that we have sacralized our current market system. It has become sacred even as it deadens our spirituality. It has produced a culture of prosperity that is spiritless. That is why we pay no attention to the death of a homeless person who does not have access to healthcare and we pay excessive attention to a two point drop in the stock market. The Pope's comments provide a good lead into a post below on inequality. It summarizes a speech in a place of worship for the current economic system. It makes the case for a culture of prosperity that is enabled by the free market economy. It also ridicules the liberal devils who would destroy our prosperity in order to reduce inequality that it does not regard as a problem.