"Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed and bring about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in sacralized workings of the prevailing economic shyster. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting." Pope Francis from Facebook
A growing number of Canadians, perhaps people world wide, are now understanding that we need a real change - not a reform change. We think the pope would not dissagree. The present world system is terminally ill with no remedy. The dialogue is presently spreading, we urge any who read this to begin to dialogue on the issue of what system do we want. It beats war for peace. "Civilized people talk, they don't fight." Author unknown.
"A society that does not value its older people denies its roots and endangers its future. Let us strive to enhance their capacity to support themselves for as long as possible and, when they cannot do so anymore, to care for them." ~ Nelson Mandela in a message announcing 1999 as the United Nations International Year of Older Persons, 17 December 1998
And governments still in 2013 give bailouts or tax exemptions to the mega rich at the same time cutting services and financing for seniors. For Profit rules. JMB