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It’s Time to Play ‘Bill de Blasio or the Pope?’

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Since ascending to the papacy eight months ago, Pope Francis has turned heads for a number of (relatively) progressive positions on topics like homosexuality, atheism, and contraception. Today, the Pope’s release of his first “apostolic exhortation” — a kind of official Pope wish list for Catholicism — continued that trend. See if you can tell which of the following quotes below were written by Pope Francis, and which were uttered by Marxist New York mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. 

"Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless."

"We cannot resign ourselves to the mind-set that says rising inequality is a necessary byproduct of urban success.”

"Masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape."

"Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness."

"Money must serve, not rule!"

"We cannot expect prosperity to trickle down from the top."

"Until exclusion and inequality in society ... is reversed, it will be impossible to eliminate violence."

"I am not a free-marketeer."

"Inequality is the root of social ills."

"We can no longer trust in the... invisible hand of the market."

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