Pope Francis Seems to Be Making Republicans Nervous

By: Saturday November 30, 2013 9:09 am

Pope Francis has a few interesting words on the joy of the gospel, juxtaposed with the joy of The Market. He throws around phrases like “no to the new idolatry of money” and “the worship of the ancient golden calf has returned.” He uses words like “ruthless” and “dictatorial” and “tyranny” to describe market players who embrace “trickle down theories”, and words like “inequality” and “exclusion” and “throw away culture” to describe the problems the world faces as a result of economic injustice.

No response yet from Paul Ryan, Sam Brownback, or the rest of the GOP catholics, who’ve been worshiping at the feet of prophets like Arthur Laffer for years.


Pope Francis Slams Neoliberalism In First Major Writing Of Papacy

By: Tuesday November 26, 2013 11:55 am

Opus Dei, call your office. Pope Francis, in his first major writing since taking office, has issued a rigorous and comprehensive denunciation of Neoliberalism. Called his Apostolic Exhortation, the writing makes clear that Pope Francis regards modern capitalism and the political movement promoting it to be antithetical to the teachings of Jesus.

As Nation’s Income Gap Widens DC Sees Boom Times

By: Monday November 18, 2013 12:48 pm

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. As poverty and unemployment numbers are revised upwards and the nation’s income gap widens, DC is having boom times as the Dow crosses 16,000. Truly a tale of two economies with a 9.9 out of 10 chance that you aren’t in the one that is having a great time.

Colleges Pushing Poor Students Into Debt to Give Aid to Rich Ones

By: Thursday May 9, 2013 10:55 am

A report by the New America Foundation details the systematic undermining of the financial aid system by colleges and universities who are using financial aid to attract wealthy students rather than open doors for poorer ones, forcing poorer students to either not attend or take on high debt burdens.

Bubbles and the Candidates Who Live in Them

By: Sunday November 11, 2012 10:30 am

Social Security is still a target for Obama, despite the fact that it will harm millions of people who voted for him and help the loser Republicans who loathe the ground he walks on.

Late Night: Snoop Dogg, Cartoon Give Reasons to Vote for Obama

By: Saturday October 6, 2012 8:00 pm

Snoop Dogg retweeted reasons why he’s voting for Obama instead of Mitt Romney, sending a shout out to original poster DragonFlyJonez.

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