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Father Robert Sirico--President of the Acton Institute--has doubled down on his organization's criticism of Francis's words on trickle down economics.

Father Sirico questions Francis's approach to several economic questions. In particular, he argues that a free economy actually promotes charity, selflessness, and kindness. Furthermore, he thinks unbridled capitalism is not only the best way to ensure individual success and national prosperity but is also the surest route to a moral and socially-just society.

Earlier this week, Acton's director of research, Samuel Gregg took to the pages of National Review to question Francis's economic approach to address poverty.