Benedict's capitalism critique - it's in the family


Benedict XVI's stinging criticism of both Marxism and capitalism may have caught some off-guard used to thinking of him as a consummate conservative, but it shouldn't surprise anyone who knows Joseph Ratzinger's history. In 1988, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger published a collection of essays which argued that capitalism is little better than national socialism or communism, in that all three propose false idols. It's worth noting that to some extent, scepticism about capitalism is built into Ratzinger's DNA - John L Allen

Benedict's capitalism critique - it's in the family