Political theory and Catholic social teaching
(07-03-2013, 01:00 PM)DustinsDad Wrote:
(07-03-2013, 01:57 AM)jonbhorton Wrote: And yet, no answer is given on how to substantiate the distributist claims of utopia.

I don't think a wide distribution of private property is utopian, but I'll admit I don't know how to get there from here. It's gonna take the global crash or some widespread catastrophe to bring anything about.

For me, its just alot of the ideals I hear about from Distributist writers appeals to my common sense as the way things "ought'' to be. Perhaps that is utopian. Who knows. But if so, Libertarian ideals could be accused of the same.

I think alot of the two camps ideals overlap, but you'd never know it with all the venom spewed between them.
Dustinsdad, I agree with you here. Where I don't agree is the initiation of force it would take to put into place a distributists economy. However, in a libertarian society, you would be free to start your own community and do with it what you please, just as long as you don't force anything on anyone. I believe that persuasion is the way to go not coercion.

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Re: Political theory and Catholic social teaching - by Nicolaus - 07-03-2013, 01:37 PM

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