Skip to comments.The Pope Is Wrong about Capitalism: Free Markets Are Best for the Less Fortunate
Posted on 12/02/2013 7:41:24 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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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.
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.
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.
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