Catholic development agencies urge G20 to cancel debts, offer assistance to poor nations
February 24, 2021
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Feb. 24, 2021 11:21 AM ET USA
Facilitating persecution and other evils? Before pushing good money after bad, it would be prudent to examine the governments of some (all?) of the countries who have debt levels that the Vatican thinks should be "forgiven". Forgiven? Free governments do not trade, even if they make trade treaties. Businesses in free countries trade; their governments to greater or lesser extents either get in or stay out of the way. "Forgiveness" must assume only dictator governments or purely-greedy businesses