A patron of Economic Update asks: "I've heard the argument that Jesus today would be a socialist. Why doesn't American religious "social doctrines" (helping the poor, sick and needy, ending homelessness) allow the American economic system and its inequalities? Put another way.... does religion (mostly Christian) favor capitalism?"
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