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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Catholic church doctrine is to reject socialism and lassiez faire capitalism. The position has been called distributism, most famously by G.K. Chesterton (The Man Who Was Thursday, Father Brown stories) and Hilaire Belloc (The Servile State), and more recently by E.F. Schumacher (Small is Beautiful) and Kirkpatrick Sale (Human Scale).

Many conservatives would, I believe, see distributism as an authentic capitalist economic system.

I do not consider myself distributist, but I have been influenced by distributist thought.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributism


39 posted on 12/15/2013 11:10:37 AM PST by oblomov
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To: oblomov

Which does not excuse, nor explain, how one could be so misguided as to talk about capitalism as if laissez faire exists anywhere in the world……which is exactly what happened in context.


43 posted on 12/15/2013 11:18:21 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: oblomov

And FTR, distributism is a phony theoretical but euphimisitc way of saying command and control…..and I do reject it out of hand.


44 posted on 12/15/2013 11:19:49 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: oblomov

That is a close cousin of socialism. It requires an all powerful body to limit and distribute capital. Great on paper till you start thinking how it would work


80 posted on 12/15/2013 2:58:05 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: oblomov

I agree with distributism in theory and for conservatives who truly understand it, I agree they would choose a more contemporary form of it. The larger the society, the more it’s principals are needed. Many conservatives think there is nothing wrong with lassiez faire capitalism. But today’s capitalism is driven by greed and power and takes on many totalitarian aspects. Is the capitalism that we have today better thans the socialism of today. Of course...it always has been. But greed has driven it beyond the pale of Christian ethics.


152 posted on 12/16/2013 12:17:26 PM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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