WATCH: Larry Wilmore Agrees With Pope That 'Unfettered Capitalism' Is 'Devil's Dung'
From "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkrell jacking up prices on a drug by 5,000% to Volkswagen fudging its emissions readings, it seems unregulated markets aren't doing great things for humanity these days.
Pope Francis also made this point when he visited Washington DC and doubled down on his belief that unchecked capitalism is the "dung of the devil" and a "subtle dictatorship that condemns and enslaves." Wilmore highlighted this point, reviewing a recent jail sentence of 28 years for a corporate executive who knowingly shipped tainted peanut butter to his customers.
"This is why it always gets me when people say we don’t need the FDA," Larry Wilmore said on his show last night. "We got to get rid of the FDA. We need them to get their D outa their A and get the F to work. This is a tragedy.”
After going down a list of examples of recent corporate greed, the Nightly Show host concluded: "It seems like the more we leave things to unfettered markets, the more we have to clean up their shit.”
Indeed. Check out the clip below: