Pope Francis Doesn’t Understand Economics: Judge Andrew Napolitano

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Pope is a “communist and a Marxist” who has “assaulted matrimony” in a “rejection of his papal role,” says leading Catholic libertarian.
Matt Welch & Anthony L. Fisher | September 20, 2015

“The pope is by his own words a Peronist,” says Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News’ Senior Judicial Analyst. “He is probably also a communist and a Marxist, who does believe the government ought to control and motivate the means of production and means of distribution.”

As both a devout Catholic and principled libertarian, Napolitano believes Jesus Christ would reject the pope’s view of economics. “The essence of libertarianism is the primacy of the individual over the state and absolute freedom of the individual to make his or her own choices,” Napolitano explains. “That’s also the teachings of Jesus Christ: ‘I have come to set you free.'”

In a conversation with Reason‘s Editor in Chief, Matt Welch

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