by Sasha Lessin, Ph.D.
“Pope Francis says the Commandment “Thou shalt not kill,” applies to our killer economic system. The system generates exclusion and inequality. It can kills us all.
He demands experts and leaders fix the economy and save our ecology. We must, he says, defend the common good. We must stop letting Market Mind mold us.
Market Mind’s today’s Golden Calf. People in Moses’ day and now “are used up and then thrown away.”
Francis damns the money system–buy and sell regardless of common good. He says Market-Mind spawned a new tyranny. Market mind right now embeds evil in our lives. Market-Mind can kill us all. But we can get over Market-mind.
“The dignity of each human and pursuit of common good must shape all policies.”
“Abandon customs, rules and structures; they can make you into a mummy, said the Pontiff.
*Quotes from Evangelii Gaudium, an amazingly clear voice, IMHO,