Archbishop Warns of Economic Dogmatism

LONDON (AP) - The head of the Church of England says the current
economic crisis shows that slavish devotion to economic dogma can
be as dangerous as blind obedience to a political ideology.

In an article published in Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams warned of the dangers of
forgetting the costs to individuals in the rush to defend a system.
He mentioned the erosion of pensions, job losses, and the impact of
the financial crisis on the Third World.

Williams has previously described "unbridled capitalism" as a form of idolatry.

In the Daily Telegraph article, he drew a parallel with the Nazis, who he said had created a system of principles which ignored "the human face of suffering."

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