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Popularity of 'socialist' Pope Francis takes a dive among U.S. conservatives

Popularity of 'socialist' Pope Francis takes a dive among U.S. conservatives

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The Greek tragedy in the European Union

The Greek tragedy in the European Union

The resurrection of Germany comes with increasing unease in the rest of Europe as the future of Greece is questioned.

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Pope Francis apologizes for forgetting the middle class

Pope Francis apologizes for forgetting the middle class

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China caught between two evils as stock market collapses

China caught between two evils as stock market collapses

Beijing continues, ineffectively, intervention to prop up markets. A collapse of the stock market would likely increase deposits in ordinary bank accounts. This would compel Beijing to rely more on banks to fuel growth and financial liberalization

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Euroskeptics and Latin leftists applaud Greek referendum

Euroskeptics and Latin leftists applaud Greek referendum

"The EU is dying before our eyes," crowed British Euro-skeptic Nigel Farage.

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Pope Francis' environmental encyclical: respecting God and the natural order

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Catholic preliminaries to the 2016 presidential election

Catholic preliminaries to the 2016 presidential election

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Who were the Pope's advisers on Laudato Si?

Who were the Pope's advisers on Laudato Si?

An Un-Holy Alliance at the Vatican?

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Overview of Pope Francis' environmental encyclical: Laudato si

Overview of Pope Francis' environmental encyclical: Laudato si

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Europe's impoverishment and Muslim immigration

Europe's impoverishment and Muslim immigration

Economic underperformance, coupled with the onslaught of Muslim immigration, has resulted in European elections where national identity and regionalism have come to the fore.

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Vatican aligns with free-market advocate Jeffrey Sachs

Vatican aligns with free-market advocate Jeffrey Sachs

Sachs advised the government of Chile after the fall of socialist president Salvador Allende in its transition to a more market-based economy. He is also an advocate of abortion as an effective means of population control.

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After trade defeat, Obama sends 'personal' email to supporters

After trade defeat, Obama sends 'personal' email to supporters

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Development of poor countries can end mass migration

Development of poor countries can end mass migration

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How Britain's parliamentary election reflects status of Europe

How Britain's parliamentary election reflects status of Europe

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Is America no longer the world's economic engine?

Is America no longer the world's economic engine?

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What is fair about Fair Trade?

What is fair about Fair Trade?

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America's Great Silicon Divide

America's Great Silicon Divide

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Is Francis a Red Pope?

Is Francis a Red Pope?

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Republicans, road builders and unions favor Michigan tax hike

Republicans, road builders and unions favor Michigan tax hike

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Competition and the pathology of profit

Competition and the pathology of profit

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Divine intervention sought for Russia's collapsing ruble

Divine intervention sought for Russia's collapsing ruble

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Welfare for Muslim immigrants threatens Europe's future

Welfare for Muslim immigrants threatens Europe's future

Two bestsellers argue that Muslims threaten European freedom and prosperity because they do not assimilate and rely on welfare benefits. Political correctness stifles debate and the EU undermines national sovreignty. Will Europe commit suicide?

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'Fair Trade' and the social teachings of the Catholic Church

'Fair Trade' and the social teachings of the Catholic Church

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Pope Francis is no communist

Pope Francis is no communist

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Mongolia approves standard rail gauge to match China

Mongolia approves standard rail gauge to match China

By matching China's rail gauge, Mongolia will be able to cut transportation costs of coal and other minerals by half.

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Catholic Libertarians in the critics' den

Catholic Libertarians in the critics' den

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The paradoxical American debate on immigration

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Clinton-era official blames 'white' suburb for Detroit mess

Clinton-era official blames 'white' suburb for Detroit mess

Robert Reich, a political economist who served in various Democrat administrations, is a professor at UC-Berkeley.

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Francois Hollande leads France in a U-turn

Francois Hollande leads France in a U-turn

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Here are five reasons to keep picking at Piketty

Here are five reasons to keep picking at Piketty

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Piketty's Tower of Jell-O

Piketty's Tower of Jell-O

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California: dead last among states favorable to business

California: dead last among states favorable to business

In a study conducted by Chief Executive Magazine, California came in 50th among the 50 states of the Union.

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Pope Francis misses an opportunity for New Evangelization

Pope Francis misses an opportunity for New Evangelization

This week, Pope Francis called for the 'legitimate redistribution" of wealth. Has he embraced a secularist view, which is based solely in terms of material assets, espoused by the Culture of Death?

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Only God can save the U.S. economy?

Only God can save the U.S. economy?

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Book Review: Return to Order

Book Review: Return to Order

Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society--Where We've Been, How We Got Here, and Where We Need to Go. A new book that provides a cultural conservative's response to the current economic crisis.

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Foreign investors show increasing interest in Paraguay

Foreign investors show increasing interest in Paraguay

Paraguay expects to invest USD$1.5 billion in improvements to foster agriculture and cattle.

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Switzerland takes a step closer to universal basic income

Switzerland takes a step closer to universal basic income

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Pope Francis praises the poor who recycle 'leftovers' of the wealthy

Pope Francis praises the poor who recycle 'leftovers' of the wealthy

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Habitually indebted Argentina lectures US on monetary policy

Habitually indebted Argentina lectures US on monetary policy

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US unconfident about Chinese reforms

US unconfident about Chinese reforms

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew unsure about the sequence or pacing of reforms.

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Mexicans seek divine intervention for jobs and just society

Mexicans seek divine intervention for jobs and just society

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Who or what is a dictator?

Who or what is a dictator?

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What taxpayers need to know about the national debt

What taxpayers need to know about the national debt

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Vatican Bank cites 86 million euro profit in first public report

Vatican Bank cites 86 million euro profit in first public report

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Rock star Bono advocates capitalism to lift up Africa

Rock star Bono advocates capitalism to lift up Africa

Bono, the lead singer of Irish band U2, has long been known for charitable activities. He is also a venture capitalist and recently said "entrepreneurial capitalism" takes more people out of poverty than aid.

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Has the end come for the Chinese economic juggernaut?

Has the end come for the Chinese economic juggernaut?

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Linking foreign aid to reform in developing countries

Linking foreign aid to reform in developing countries

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Pope Francis denounces 'culture of waste'

Pope Francis denounces 'culture of waste'

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California punishes entrepreneurs

California punishes entrepreneurs

High taxes and regulations is squelching business on the Left Coast.

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Film-maker chronicles Holocaust connections of multinational I.G. Farben

Film-maker chronicles Holocaust connections of multinational I.G. Farben

The next time you take a Bayer aspirin for a headache, think about mass murder and genocide.

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Pope warns that 'Money should serve, not rule'

Pope warns that 'Money should serve, not rule'

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Practical suggestions for Catholic evangelization

Practical suggestions for Catholic evangelization

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Venezuela: Currency instability and nationalization likely under Chavez's successor

Venezuela: Currency instability and nationalization likely under Chavez's successor

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Has China reached the end of its rope?

Has China reached the end of its rope?

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China's 'empty cities' show no sign of slowing down

China's 'empty cities' show no sign of slowing down

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Michigan cities join Chicago and New York as most miserable

Michigan cities join Chicago and New York as most miserable

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Paraguay has cash reserves to pay foreign debt twice

Paraguay has cash reserves to pay foreign debt twice

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Edwin Black lectures on how BP created the modern Mideast

Edwin Black lectures on how BP created the modern Mideast

Acclaimed author and investigative journalist Edwin Black will lecture on the Redline Agreement - a diplomatic manouevre by the Great Powers to secure oil in the Mideast in the early 20th century. He will speak at Florida Atlantic University on Feb.5.

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Anti-business French president promises extraordinary measures

Anti-business French president promises extraordinary measures

France's Socialist president, Francois Hollande, is calling for 'maximum mobilization' in the face of disappointing job figures. As many as 9 million are without work in France.

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Some good news for social justice comes from Asia and Latin America

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Bolivia poised to become new MERCOSUR member

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Pope Benedict calls on the wealthy to show solidarity for the poor

Pope Benedict calls on the wealthy to show solidarity for the poor

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Progressives and the Catholic Church

Progressives and the Catholic Church

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Greece: Shopkeepers riot rather than pay taxes

Greece: Shopkeepers riot rather than pay taxes

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France: Peugeot cuts 8,000 jobs, closes factories

France: Peugeot cuts 8,000 jobs, closes factories

Peugeot was the first car maker in Europe to suffer from a decrease in sales in Europe since last summer.

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Cut costs and tax less, says European Central Bank president

Cut costs and tax less, says European Central Bank president

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Obama leads in polls, despite a sour economy

Obama leads in polls, despite a sour economy

Can Romney trick the pollsters by pulling a 1980 Reagan?

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Catholic scholar Michael Novak goes to bat for Republican budget in Congress

Catholic scholar Michael Novak goes to bat for Republican budget in Congress

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Group says UN's Sustainable Development agenda eliminates capitalism

Group says UN's Sustainable Development agenda eliminates capitalism

UN: Sustainable Development Conference will shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.

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Dutch premier Rutte thinks Greek credit is good, even in case of bankruptcy

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How to find economic growth

How to find economic growth

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Star Parker: Cornel West's new book spreads poverty

Star Parker: Cornel West's new book spreads poverty

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West's new book claims there is no hope for anyone to rise out of poverty without government boosting them using other people's money.

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Georgetown University: Catholic or not?

Georgetown University: Catholic or not?

Nearly 90 faculty members and priests at Georgetown University signed a letter criticizing Rep. Paul Ryan’s visit to the campus. They say his budget plan represents a “continuing misuse of Catholic teaching” because it allegedly hurts the poor.

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How the US should prepare for China's reforms

How the US should prepare for China's reforms

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Mortgage foreclosures harm children and families

Mortgage foreclosures harm children and families

Moving from place to place because of foreclosure, and homelessness, causes education gaps for children, as well as behavioral problems.

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Ugly fish: illegal alien Snakeheads

Ugly fish: illegal alien Snakeheads

There are snakeheads coming to your town. Beware!

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Jewish/Catholic commission concludes economic woes is a moral crisis

Jewish/Catholic commission concludes economic woes is a moral crisis

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Pope Benedict calls for further lifting of restrictions on Cuban Christians

Pope Benedict calls for further lifting of restrictions on Cuban Christians

Pope Benedict spoke with President Castro of Cuba and asked that Good Friday be made a national holiday.

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Pope Benedict recalls African ancestors of modern Cubans

Pope Benedict recalls African ancestors of modern Cubans

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Yo, Castro, how's that communism thing workin' for ya?

Yo, Castro, how's that communism thing workin' for ya?

Pope Benedict says Communism 'no longer correspond to reality' in advance of meeting with the Castro Bros. in Cuba.

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Public good is of prime importance

Public good is of prime importance

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Common Agricultural Policy of the EU to address sustainability and energy efficiency

Common Agricultural Policy of the EU to address sustainability and energy efficiency

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MERCSUR countries show trade imbalances among themselves

MERCSUR countries show trade imbalances among themselves

Paraguay remains the step-child of the Southern Cone, importing more from MERCOSUR than its partners import from the land-locked country.

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Putting people before politics

Putting people before politics

What does the economy do for people? What does it do to people? And how do people participate in it?

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More signs point to economic horror for Europe

More signs point to economic horror for Europe

As Europe's economies suffer, Germany's reliance on exports are at risk and may send it into a recession during the first quarter of 2012.

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French auto market collapses

French auto market collapses

Car companies seeing their sales decrease by half over the same period last year.

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The world's divide between rich and poor

The world's divide between rich and poor

Irresponsible rich people and their followers think of the struggle fo spiritual and social transformation as 'class warfare'. We are all the poorer for this.

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Europe's lost soul

Europe's lost soul

Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks of the UK gave a talk on January 13 at the Pontifical Gregorian University at Rome. Fixing Europe is more than stabilising the euro currency.

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Iraq: How the Islamic Republic views a possible war with the United States

Peace between the U.S. and Iran is more likely if Obama ralies the allies, while also demonstrating American power.

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Mama, don't take that Kodachrome away

Mama, don't take that Kodachrome away

An American icon is now about to disappear.

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Free markets equal more food, and larger waistlines

Free markets equal more food, and larger waistlines

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Chinese economist warns America against deficit spending.

Chinese economist warns America against deficit spending.

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Catholic charitable group hails Congress decision on poverty-based aid

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Pope says free markets must include human solidarity

Marking the 120th anniversary of Rerum Novarum, the Pope spoke to members of Italian Catholic cooperatives who seek harmony between the individuals and the wider community.

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Google's business plan for small businesses

Google's business plan for small businesses

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A Raw Deal for Americans from Wall Street and Washington

A Raw Deal for Americans from Wall Street and Washington

Unlike the New Deal, which responded to the Great Depression of the 1930s, Americans are getting a Raw Deal to salve the Great Depression. Desperate families are taking desperate measures.

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Michigan: More hungry people at local soup kitchens

Michigan: More hungry people at local soup kitchens

Food pantries in Michigan face funding cuts just as demand for food increases.

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More American kids on welfare than previous years

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What Britain can teach America about deficit reduction

What Britain can teach America about deficit reduction

If Republicans are serious about deficit reduction, rather than assailing government, a burst of economic growth may follow.

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Detroit: Ethnic parishes hit by closings

Detroit: Ethnic parishes hit by closings

Polish and Italian parishes are being hit by recommendations to the Archdiocese of Detroit.

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