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Pope worries about gap between the rich and poor

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dmcowen674

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/pope-worries-gap-between-rich-poor-142806432--finance.html

Pope worries about gap between the rich and poor



Pope Benedict XVI urged world leaders on Monday to try to reduce the growing gap between the rich and the poor


In addition to issues such as bond market yields and interest rates, world leaders should focus on "the increasing differences between those few who grow ever richer and the many who grow hopelessly poorer


The financial crisis took root, he said, "because profit was all too often made absolute, to the detriment of labor, and because of unrestrained ventures in the financial areas of the economy, rather than attending to the real economy."


He urged people to resist the temptations for "short-term interests" at the expense of the common good.
 

MixMasterTang

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But not as much as he would if we were not on the rich side.
Nah, he likes the non super rich people that donate 10% of their income rather than the super rich who don't go to church because they think jesus is two steps below themselves.

Edit: I wonder how many more groups of people I can offend with only 1 sentence.
 

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The irony (or not-irony) is that religion tends to thrive in places with the most income inequality. Example: Latin America. Countries with less inequality and more hardcore socialism tend to be less religious. Example: Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, etc
 

sportage

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I thought he only worried about the gap between an alter boys... oh never mind.
 

MovingTarget

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Its nice to hear him worrying about real social justice issues that affect people's lives directly instead of more culture wars crap.
 

waggy

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good. so i guess the church is going to spread around more of its roughly $40 billion it has in savings?
 
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