SOTU Hangover and Rethinking Capitalism

Capitalism - certainly the brand of capitalism practiced in the US - encourages greed, selfishness and a general disregard of the well-being of others. I don't often quote any Pope, but Pope Francis is certainly right about this: 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. Such an economy kills. How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it [...]