Political theory and Catholic social teaching
(07-04-2013, 06:02 PM)jonbhorton Wrote: So far I cannot establish what distributism even is, based on explanations. All explanations just read as stunted capitalism...

This may help:

DistributistReview Wrote:Distributism finds its roots in the social and economic theories articulated in the documents of the Catholic pontiffs, beginning with Pope Leo XIII’s “Rerum Novarum.” These social encyclicals raise imperatives on economic transaction and its relation to labor, solidarity, wages, the wide diffusion of ownership, and the proper limits of technology. Distributism is an economic system compliant with the principles of these documents, and is centered on the widest possible ownership of property as the best guarantee of political and economic freedom. A family that owns its own land or its own tools can make its own way in the world without being dependent on someone else for a “job.” Thus, Distributism seeks to extend property ownership to as many as possible, and end the concentration of ownership by few capitalists or state officials.



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Re: Political theory and Catholic social teaching - by DustinsDad - 07-04-2013, 07:41 PM

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