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Pope Admits He Knows Nothing about Economics

The pope is famously prone to being misquoted, but this confession of economic ignorance has the ring of truth about it: 

In fact, the pope expressed “a great allergy to economic things,” explaining that his father had been an accountant who often brought work home on weekends.

“I don’t understand it very well,” he said of economics, even though the issue of economic justice has become central to his papacy.

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