Benedict is following Christs lead.
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Submitted by Lyle (United States), Dec 24, 2009 17:19
Christ casted the money changers out of the temple, the christian church banned loaning money for interest until the reformation, and believes even today that taking advantage of someone is a sin (as do most religious as there is a version of the golden rule in most religions) So in at least some sense capitalism is inconsistent with pure christianity (which a number of sects have believed over time) being a system not based on charity. Calvin changed the rules and other churches followed, to allow interest. So if a capitalist does not live by the golden rule he is morally suspect. (actually the golden rule can be rephrased to a business context as make all your relationships win win.)
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