Monday, September 21, 2015

Dear Pope Francis

Isn’t it generally a good idea for people in positions of influence to know what they’re talking about before opining publicly?

7 comments:

HAL9000 said...

But Paco, why should the Holy Father be held to a higher standard than President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Donald Trump?

If I thought he'd read it, I'd send him a copy of Hayek's "The Fatal Conceit" on the failures of central planning and socialism. The last time I sent any books to a world leader (using the phrase loosely) was when, just after his inauguration, I sent Mr. Obama three books I thought would inform him about the Middle East and what's going on there. He obviously never read them.

Paco said...

Nice try, though, HAL. You might want to run Hayek by the Holy Father - just in case. By his own admission, he is not a serious student of economics.

RebeccaH said...

Pope Francis is an Argentinian. He's never known anything BUT socialism.

RebeccaH said...

Pope Francis is an Argentinian. He's never known anything BUT socialism.

HAL9000 said...

Rebecca,
I'm not sure that Argentina is accurately described as socialist. I think it's more like feudalistic cronyism. In any case, il papa has never known any real capitalism and has never noticed that, if he really wants to make poor people better off, capitalism is the way to go, the more of it the better. He is, as the title of a book on the fixation of Latin American intellectuals put it, the perfect Latin American idiot.

Paco said...

HAL: I remember reading somewhere that the problem with Latin America was that it had capitalists, but not capitalism. "Feudalistic cronyism", I think, nicely describes that phenomenon.

DANIELBLOOM said...

Francis is the first cli-fi pope in history. I love it.