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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Pope? Or Oberlin Review?

My spouse told me about a quiz that Vanity Fair has on its website: "Oberlin College Newspaper or Pope Francis’s Anti-Capitalist Apostolic Exhortation?"

Here are a few of my favorites:
B. “To all this we can add widespread corruption and self-serving tax evasion, which has taken on worldwide dimensions. The thirst for power and possessions knows no limits.”  
D. “Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded. We have created a ‘disposable’ culture which is now spreading. It is no longer simply about exploitation and oppression, but something new.”  
G. “It is evident that unbridled consumerism combined with inequality proves doubly damaging to the social fabric.”  
J. “The dual crises of the capitalist economy and the planetary environment are systemic, paradigmatic and deep.” 
Click the link for the answers -- and for the rest of the quiz.

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