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Pope Francis has challenged the world's business elite to do more to help the poor and vulnerable.
In an address read by Cardinal Peter Turkson at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics said it was intolerable that thousands still die each day from hunger.
The pope urged leaders to adopt a new "political and business mentality" and to put their skills to work for the benefit of those living in dire poverty.
"I ask you to ensure humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it," he said.
The event sees global leaders congregate to discuss pressing world issues. Heads of state, central bankers and CEOs such as Yahoo's (YHOO, Fortune 500) Marissa Meyer and Coca-Cola's (KO, Fortune 500) Muhtar Kent are attending.
The papal address comes on the heels of an Oxfam report that found 85 of the world's richest people now own nearly half of the world's wealth.
if people still even listen to the Catholic church
Somebody tell the Pope that it's intolerable that he sits on a throne made of gold in a city made of gold with a treasure chest worth multi billions and yet he selfishly sits on this money the Catholic cult dispensation doesn't need ( If God were real he doesn't need human money, he's got all he needs already)
This Pope could single handledly save millions of people.. yet does he.. nope.. Evil fart.
Privately, Apple executives say the world is now such a changed place that it is a mistake to measure a company’s contribution simply by tallying its employees — though they note that Apple employs more workers in the United States than ever before.
They say Apple’s success has benefited the economy by empowering entrepreneurs and creating jobs at companies like cellular providers and businesses shipping Apple products. And, ultimately, they say curing unemployment is not their job.
“We sell iPhones in over a hundred countries,” a current Apple executive said. “We don’t have an obligation to solve America’s problems. Our only obligation is making the best product possible.”
This guy has a lot to lose by poking the fire..because TPTB...will not allow a groundswell against them.