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  • A supposedly anti-capitalist pope channels his inner entrepreneur

    In terms of broad public perceptions, Pope Francis is often seen as hostile to Capitalism and no real friend of corporate culture. Yet on Saturday in Genoa, he delivered a reflection on business activity worthy of a graduate-level MBA program, among other things arguing that exploiting workers isn’t just immoral but also economically self-defeating.

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  • Is T-Mobile waging war on prayer with its pricing rules?

    Is T-Mobile waging war on prayer with its pricing rules?

    T-Mobile bills itself as the “un-carrier” in its advertising campaigns, claiming that by avoiding hidden fees and service charges, it delivers more transparent and lower-cost pricing. For people who participate in conference calls for prayer using their T-Mobile account, however, that rule doesn’t seem to apply, as they’re currently being charged one cent for every minute they take part, which a new non-profit has tagged as a religious freedom issue.

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  • Pope Francis, an entrepreneur who invests in the poor

    Pope Francis, an entrepreneur who invests in the poor

    Inspired by Pope Francis, Fortune 500 business leaders and leading influencers from the TIME 100 are gathering at the Vatican to consider how to create global growth that better benefits the poor. An expert at the Catholic University of America who recently attended a business conference at the Vatican believes the Grameenphone story illustrates the pope’s call for markets to include the poor.

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  • Pope Francis’s praise of capitalism a surprise on US trip

    Pope Francis’s praise of capitalism a surprise on US trip

    Looking back at Pope Francis’s visit to the United States one year ago this week, one of the surprises along the way was the pontiff’s unexpected praise for the free market economy of his host country.

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  • Should I feel guilty about working for a big-box store?

    Should I feel guilty about working for a big-box store?

    Q. I know that Pope Francis has spoken against big retail corporations, as contributing to economic injustice in the world. I am currently employed by a national pet supply corporation, which, as far as I know, tries to do good things — pay it forward and help both people and

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