Championing environment, Francis takes aim global capitalism

New York Times: The encyclical on the environment that Pope Francis released on Thursday is as much an indictment of the global economic order as it is an argument for the world to confront climate change. It offers blistering criticism of 21st-century capitalism, expressing skepticism about market forces, criticizing consumerism and cautioning about the costs of growth. But where Francis’ environmental and economic agendas meet, he leaves something of a paradox, and ammunition potentially for both sides in the......

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