Only an avid reader of Ellen G. White's Great Controversy would find this headline in today's New York Times astounding:
Pope Urges New World Economic Order
The lead paragraph is like a swim in a cold ocean:
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday called for a radical rethinking of the global economy, criticizing a growing divide between rich and poor and urging the establishment of a “world political authority” to oversee the economy and work for the “common good.”
Another paragraph contains a reference to labor unions which Ellen G. White also was wont to attack:
Indeed, sometimes Benedict sounds like an old-school European socialist, lamenting the decline of the social welfare state and praising the “importance” of labor unions to protect workers. Without stable work, he notes, people lose hope and tend not to get married and have children.
It seems that Ellen G. White did have a window into the future after all.