Tag Archive for economics

Russell Brand’s Brand of Capitalism Looks a Lot Like Socialism

Russell Brand hates money. The British comedian and actor with a beard just shorter than Ted Kaczynski’s simply can’t stand the green stuff and he’s giving everyone the privilege of reading his thoughts on the subject in his new book “Revolution,” which you can find on Amazon.com for the sale price of $17.02. More than money though, Brand despises the… Read more →

Catholic and Libertarian? Cardinal Says They’re Incompatible. This is Why He’s Wrong.

“This economy kills,”  Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said in a speech yesterday at a conference held by Policy Research and Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America, entitled “Erroneous Autonomy: The Catholic Case Against Libertarianism.” “The libertarianism [sic] deregulation of the market is much to the disadvantage of the poor.” The cardinal quoted Pope Francis frequently as he berated today’s… Read more →

Pope Francis is Right to Criticize the World Economy, but He’s Wrong in Calling it a Free Market

Pope Francis has just released an apostolic exhortation entitled Evangelii Gaudium, which ostensibly describes the joy of the Gospel. He makes some excellent points about the pitiful state of society and the lack of faith throughout the world, which has led and will lead to further ruin. He makes some controversial statements, however, about the free market, which need to… Read more →