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Pope Francis urges global leaders to end ‘tyranny’ of money

Pope Francis has attacked the “dictatorship” of the global financial system and warned that the “cult of money” was making life a misery for millions.

He said free-market capitalism had created a “tyranny” and that human beings were being judged purely by their ability to consume goods.

Money should be made to “serve” people, not to “rule” them, he said, calling for a more ethical financial system and curbs on financial speculation.

Someone needs to spin the pope up on some Econ, before he suffers from another case of "I have absolutely zero clue what I am talking about"

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Ok. This is what Pope Francis

Ok. This is what Pope Francis really said. Source: Catholic News. Beware of mainstream media - always: Read very well the line that says : "and thus deny the right of control to States".

The global financial crisis results from ideologies which uphold the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation, and thus deny the right of control to States, which are themselves charged with providing for the common good. A new, invisible and at times virtual, tyranny is established, one which unilaterally and irremediably imposes its own laws and rules. These were the words of Pope Francis in a speech to the new ambassadors of Kyrgyzstan, Antigua and Barbuda, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Botswana. Even if God is a nuisance to you, you need to say that a true ethics based on the primacy of God exposes the false values."

I'm Not Catholic,,,

But I whole heartedly agree with the new Pope, Francis.

He should suggest to American Catholics to use a type of "U.S. Constitutional" Money.

beesting

He is right on and a very

He is right on and a very similar to Dr. Paul. Let me show you. In your own text:
a. "the “dictatorship” of the global financial system". This is the IMF, the UN, Bildeberg group etc. He is questioning these control groups - extraterritorial governments same as line of questioning as Daily Paul members follow all the time.
b. "calling for a more ethical financial system ". The most unethical part of banks is them being bailed out by taxpayers. Both Pope Francis and Dr. Paul are calling for a more ethical system - i.e. no bailouts.

well...

He said "FREE-MARKET CAPTIALISM had CREATED a “tyranny” and that human beings were being judged purely by their ability to consume goods."

What has happened is NOT because of a FREE-MARKET what we have is Crony Capitalism, like I said the pope needs some Econ lessons if he is unable to discern the difference between a free-market and cronyism!

Among other statement he may

Among other statement he may have made that statement (according to the press which I am always suspicious of). And yes, you are right, there is a difference between free-market and cronyism.

However, he did make the other statements I highlighted. This other statements align closely to many of the values expressed in the Daily Paul.

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