Speaker and Edge discuss the Pope, the Vatican, and the Catholic church.
Pope Francis says the coronavirus pandemic has proven that the "magic theories" of market capitalism have failed and that the world needs a new type of politics that promotes solidarity and working for the common good that must come from sharing
In 2018, the Pope, highly critical of global capitalism or mostly unfettered capitalism, warned about the dangers of the CDS market, and its role in the 2008 financial crisis.
Pope Francis's criticisms of free-market capitalism don't mesh well with available facts, empirical evidence, or a basic understanding of how economics actually works.
The Vatican has reported its first case of coronavirus today - days after Pope Francis tested negative for the virus.
On the heels of calling for a Marxist economic conference this coming March ("Economy of Francesco"), Jorge Bergoglio (a.k.a. "Pope Francis") has once again opined on financial matters. The purported head of the Catholic Church has now desig