Pope Francis’ Utopia: A Moral Free Market Society, or a Catholic Socialist State?

Pope Francis has used the “Chair of Saint Peter” in ways that seem, to many people, “political.” Whether through his actions to promote relations between the U.S. and Cuba, or through democratic socialist Bernie Sanders’ visit to Vatican City, Pope Francis has displayed a message that, from afar, can be seen as encouragement for socialist reform. The question is whether or not this reform is one that uproots the basic bedrock of capitalism, directing nations toward socialism, or if it is strictly a moral outcry, a plea to the starved…

The Potential of Microfinance

We see the statistics all over the news and social media: 85% of girls leave school early in Uganda , 250 million adolescent girls live in poverty worldwide and 60 million girls across the globe are married before they turn 18 . The world is not a friendly place for girls and women, that much is clear. But how do we tackle such overwhelming problems? Sweeping campaign initiatives that promise to research the effects of poverty on women and girls in developing countries? Starting a foundation that will give money…