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December 26, 2013

The Fallible Pope: Like Most Men of God and God Himself, He Just Can't Handle Money.

Sense of Events: What the Pope got wrong The pope’s argument, fundamentally, is that we can have capitalism on the condition that we feed the poor. This is exactly backward:
We can feed the poor if we have capitalism. To give away wealth presumes the existence of that wealth, whether it is an annual tithe or Jesus’ more radical stance of giving away all that one owns. Giving away all that you own does not do the poor an iota of good if you don’t have anything. You can’t spread the wealth without wealth.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 26, 2013 4:28 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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You can't spread wealth you don't have. Amen.

Posted by: rkv at December 26, 2013 6:33 PM

Substitute the word "capitalism" for "freedom" in this article. Capitalism is now a tarnished word simply because we allowed our enemies (Marx) to name us. Capitalism is not a system because buying and selling is as natural as the grass and is the life blood of all decent free men. All other "systems" are the creation of thieves, pirates, opportunists and demons.

Posted by: Denny at December 27, 2013 8:13 AM

Capitalism distinctly clarifies the boundary between what is yours and what is not yours. Only then can the act of charity (within the mind of the giver) can occur with granular clarity.

What is mine is mine due to my labor and voluntarily agreed terms by both parties involved. Once that is established, I can either enjoy the fruits of my labor or give it freely to someone else - free of charge.

There are 2 sides to the coinage of Capitalism: Property Law and the deducted side (via reason) Charity. Both of which would not have such cleanly defined boundaries without the said concept. The sullying of the term Capitalism is the fact that the Marxists emphasize one side of the coin and ignore completely the other - and deducted - side.


“Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving your fellow man.”

― Walter E. Williams

Posted by: cond0011 at December 28, 2013 6:48 AM

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