Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Daily Beast's Daniel Gross: In Praise of Pope Francis' Economic Iconoclasm

Pope Francis Among the Masses

Source: Edgar Jimenez

Daniel Gross' article at The Daily Beast is linked below.

The Daily Beast: Pope Francis' Economic Message

"As I read this, I imagined a fresco depicting the economic section of the document. In the central panel, Sen. Elizabeth Warren whispers into the ear of the Pope as Mitt Romney and hedge fund managers are flayed. To one side, a group of union organizers rip up a copy of the Republican Party’s 2012 platform. In one corner, a pile of Apple iPads and Google glasses are torched in a bonfire. In another, makers, personified by the small, suited figure of Paul Ryan beg forgiveness from a gallery of takers, which include bedraggled peasants with the faces of Bernie Sanders, Noam Chomsky, and Che Guevara. And Alan Greenspan, clutching a copy of Atlas Shrugged, boils in a bath of molten gold."

---Daniel Gross, The Daily Beast

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