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Sheldon Richman on the Pope's Dabbling in Economics

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Pope Francis wrote in his recent apostolic exhortation, "Just as the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say 'thou shalt not' to an economy of exclusion and inequality." The Pope is right, says Sheldon Richman, but not in the way he intends.