Friday, January 17, 2014

Does the Pope understand economics?

I am not sure this is the most important question.

I have seen some recent criticism of recent pronouncements by the Pope concerning the world economic system. Some claim he does not really understand economics and free markets. I am not sure that is the real issue. Politicians and business leaders would really prefer it if the church confined itself to purely "spiritual matters". The real underlying issue is idolatry, as well captured by this cartoon from The Economist.

1 comment:

  1. Great cartoon! Thanks for posting it. I found a higher resolution version that enhanced my enjoyment of it. :)