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  • Italian cardinal says Genoa bridge collapse has “bloodied” summer holidays

    Italian cardinal says Genoa bridge collapse has “bloodied” summer holidays

    • Aug 14, 2018

    A bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa which killed at least 22 people has “bloodied” the summer holidays, according to the head of the country’s bishops’ conference.

  • Why the pope is wrong about “speculators”

    Why the pope is wrong about “speculators”

    • Jun 6, 2017

    Pope Francis blames speculators for the growth of bureaucracy and burdensome regulations that disadvantage “real entrepreneurs, honest managers” to the benefit of “those who can find the means to circumvent controls and reach their goals.” But a better phrase is “crony capitalism,” where large, politically well-connected enterprises compete unfairly against small firms without the same friends in government.

  • A supposedly anti-capitalist pope channels his inner entrepreneur

    • May 28, 2017

    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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