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The Pope Is Wrong about Capitalism: Free Markets Are Best for the Less Fortunate
Townhall ^ | 12/02/2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell

Posted on 12/02/2013 7:41:24 AM PST by SeekAndFind

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To: pepsionice
Yep. The current system may be called "capitalist", but it's degenerated into the cynical version of the "golden rule" (them that has the gold makes the rules). It's cronyism and corruption, with few traces of anything resembling a genuine free market.
51 posted on 12/02/2013 10:37:57 AM PST by kobald
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To: Salvation; edwinland
** trickle-down theories**   Exactly what is mistranslated.

The "mistranslated" part was from edwinland in post 39.

Imho most of us know far too well what they meant by "some people" who "defend trickle-down theories" that are "never been confirmed by the facts".  We have to put up with that tired old song and dance all the time on loony left wing forums.

It's a crock.

52 posted on 12/02/2013 10:43:45 AM PST by expat_panama
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To: expat_panama

To be clear, the major mistranslation is changing the term “by itself” to “inevitably”. This change eliminates a possible interpretation that the free market needs to be supplemented (presumably by institutions such as the Church) rather than replaced, to bring about equality and inclusion. I have no objection to that proposition.

My friend says that the original Spanish is literally “spill over”. I don’t think “trickle-down” is a mistranslation exactly, but the problem is that trickle-down is usually used by opponents of the free market, so it has a lot of cultural baggage which he may or may not have intended when he wrote the letter in Spanish.


53 posted on 12/02/2013 1:34:50 PM PST by edwinland
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True, switching 'by itself' with 'inevitably' is a big change of meaning.  So having personally written and dealt official documents in Spanish and English I can understand the hurdles, that's why we usually pick one language to govern.  That's also why we can't say "trickle down" and "inevitably" are mistranslations if the show up in the governing text.  Additionally, if all languages have equal weight then they're all valid documents.

The overriding problem however is with the extreme left-wing straw man that accuses normal people of being anarchists for merely wanting reasonable control over the fruits of their labor.  It's unfair and uncalled for and it's path to Marxism.

54 posted on 12/03/2013 5:49:49 AM PST by expat_panama
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