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Here’s To 2013!

An illustrated guide to the past year in pop culture:


Illustration by Beutler Ink

Meanwhile, in an interview with La Stampa, Pope Francis reiterated what the church thinks of trickle-down economics(excerpt):

The only specific quote I used was the one regarding the “trickle-down theories” which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and social inclusiveness in the world. The promise was that when the glass was full, it would overflow, benefitting the poor. But what happens instead, is that when the glass is full, it magically gets bigger nothing ever comes out for the poor. This was the only reference to a specific theory. I was not, I repeat, speaking from a technical point of view but according to the Church’s social doctrine. This does not mean being a Marxist.” 

See, it’s not Marxist to recognize that Reaganomics is an unholy concept. But asked what he feels about being called “a Marxist” by Right wing conservatives in the U.S., the pope responded, “The Marxist ideology is wrong. But I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended.”

He’s not offended! Just don’t call him a ‘supply-sider’ or he will go off.