The Tradistae Podcast

#18 Against Billionaires: the Papal Argument (Part 1/2)

September 14, 2020

Elliot, James, and Tom discuss why no one should have a billion dollars, beginning with what the Papal Encyclicals say about social inequality

Links

Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate § 32

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium § 202 ⁋ 1

The Daily Routine of Bezos | Business Insider

Wealth, shown to scale

Outline

0m The cultural role of billionaires

8m Discussing the Encyclicals

13m Is inequality natural and/or necessary? Some distinctions

18m Mechanism of redistribution in premodernity

23m Perspectives on what billionaires are

36m The mentality of usury and the profit-motive

 

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