Pope Francis Weighs in on Inequality

In April, 2014, Pope Francis tweeted, “Inequality is the root of all social evil.”  This tweet came months after publishing his 84 page “Evangelii Gaudium”, in which he called unfettered capitalism “the new tyranny”.  “As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems.”   


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