Pope Francis Touts Universal Basic Income

Pope Francis is calling for a universal basic income (UBI) — a proposal denounced by a top Catholic economist as “a radical innovation in Catholic teaching without any obvious roots.”

In an extended interview barely mentioning persecuted Uighurs, Rohingya and Yazidi peoples, the pontiff attacks populist leaders and coronavirus lockdown demonstrators while voicing his support for George Floyd Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests.

Francis’ controversial reflections, published in a new book Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future, records exchanges between the pope and his hagiographer Austen Ivereigh.

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