Posted: Wed. February 28, 2018, 6:55pm PT
Research Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Pope Francis and the Caring Society appears on the Cato Institute's Free Thoughts Podcast. Whaples discusses Pope Francis' 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si' in which the Pope calls for a dialogue on topics such as the environment, poverty and charity. Hosts Trevor Burrus and Aaron Powell discuss the background of the Pope and how the leader of the Catholic church is seeking to earnestly solve the world's social problems. Whaples, an economic professor, discusses how such things as private property rights can help protect the environmental, and how capitalism can fight poverty and lift up the poor.