Francis Takes Action to Rein in Vatican Bankers — Will Pedophile-Enabling Bishops Be Next?

By: Saturday June 7, 2014 10:01 am

On the way home from his trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis gave a press conference that hinted about some big future shakeups. The first came out on Thursday, as Francis has put the old guard of Italians who ran the Vatican’s financial operations out and brought in folks with considerable financial expertise who understand — and support — international financial transparency rules. At the same time, Timothy Dolan, the Bishop of Wall Street, tried to dial back some of Francis’ pointed comments about exploitative capitalism (with some help from Larry Kudlow), but experts in Catholic ethics and social teachings took Dolan’s work apart in short order.

Could action on that other scandal be next? Let us pray . . .


Kudlow Interviews the Last Man Anyone Should Be Listening to for Economic Advice

By: Friday June 1, 2012 2:50 pm

This is one of those things that explains why some people you see at Starbucks sometimes have QWERTY or FGHJK imprinted backwards on their foreheads.

There are a lot of terrible economists, advisers and government officials from the last decade or two who ought to have the decency to follow Mitt Romney’s remedy to “self deport.”

CEOs Push Back Against Misinformation on CNBC

By: Saturday April 28, 2012 9:50 am

Larry Kudlow, fond of pushing his conservative talking points, ran into a couple of CEOs unwilling to go along. “Why aren’t businesses investing?” he asked. Was it because of uncertainty? Over-regulation? Obamacare?

No, said John Faraci and Don Peebles. The problem is demand. First and above all else, companies need customers.

It’s good to see some pushback like this at CNBC. Unless, of course, you’re Larry Kudlow.

Occam’s Razor Answers Krugman’s Question

By: Monday July 12, 2010 7:10 am

The simple answer to the question, “why didn’t the Obama Administration propose a major jobs and economic recovery program for 2010?” is that the people who advise the President are incompetent, and he apparently doesn’t think that.

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