Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Greed, envy and Pope Francis

Bloomberg via Glenn Reynolds:

By dwelling on inequality, the pope is promoting envy. The Catholic Church, I had always understood, disapproves of envy, deeming it one of the seven deadly sins. . . . Jesus, when asked to remedy inequality, turned the focus back on envy and greed.
Reynolds goes onto note: "Charity is good for the soul. Exercise is good for the body. Forced redistribution is not charity, and will do no more for your soul than making someone else lift weights at gunpoint will do for your biceps."

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