Clue bat for the pontiff. Unemployment exists mostly due to government intrusion.
If he lambasted statism, socialism and crony capitalism (they all go hand in hand), then I would be applauding him, but like all other ignorant world ‘leaders’, they’re more prone to making buffoonish statements than offering cognizant advice.
Here’s a clue for the Pontiff, capitalism, is the most humane, equality driving, liberating economic system ever devised, it’s the throw backs to pre-enlightenment thinking, the neo-aristocracy, old time statists that are the problem, not classic liberalism coupled with the free market that has lifted tens of billions (if not hundreds of billions already) out of bone crushing poverty.
The supposed modern day ”‘throwaway culture’ of greed” has in fact placed food, clothing and shelter at the hands of those, who in centuries past, would have lived in mud huts and drank water out of the same rivers they pissed and crapped in. Instead of berating a system which has done far more for the poor than any religious institution has, the pope should be lauding the wonders of free market capitalism, and advising his followers to buy more, for in doing so, its in fact helping the most desperate in life to earn a fair living.
Pope Francis claims global economy is close to collapse and describes youth unemployment rates as an ‘atrocity’ in damning message
- Roman Catholic leader warned that the economy ‘cannot take it anymore’
- He blasted the ‘idolatrous’ economy for discarding a ‘whole generation’
- The 77-year-old also criticised profits made from making and selling arms
Pope Francis warned the ‘idolatrous’ global economic system ‘cannot take it anymore’
Pope Francis has launched a scathing attack on the global economic system, warning it is near collapse because of a ‘throwaway culture’ of greed and the ‘atrocity’ of youth unemployment.
The Roman Catholic leader openly blasted the ‘idolatrous’ economy for disregarding the young, which he says has led to shocking levels of youth unemployment and will lead to a lost generation.
The 77-year-old also criticised the economy – which he said had ‘fallen into a sin of idolatry, the idolatry of money’ – for surviving on the profits of war.
The Pope’s damning message came amid comments he made about the break-up of countries such as Scotland and Catalonia, which came as a huge blow to the Scottish Yes campaign.
In an interview with Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, he said: ‘Our world cannot take it anymore. Our global economic system can’t take any more.
‘We discard a whole generation to maintain an economic system that no longer endures – a system that to survive has to make war, as the big empires have always done.
‘The economy is moved by the ambition of having more and, paradoxically, it feeds a throwaway culture.’
The pontiff expressed particular concern over the ‘worrisome’ statistics of youth unemployment.