Is Pope Francis in a learning mode?

He wowed people, including Americans, on his trip. Did they (we) wow him? Can we dare to say that Francis has learned something about economics from his American critics? Maybe so. Compare what he said in Latin America about the “idolatry of money” and the “dung of the devil” to his speech in Congress about

Illinois union does Oliver Twist

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) want “step pay raises” and automatic promotions for members. SPRINGFIELD – A reporter once asked the 20th Century’s most influential labor leader, John L. Lewis, what does organized labor want? His response: “More.” It’s a great rejoinder, but it’s a lousy premise to go into