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Closing the Circle: An Economy of Values, and Where to Look...

It is no surprise that many of us connected with FPR welcomed the release in mid July of Pope Benedict XVI’s latest encyclical, Caritas...

“Servile World: How ‘The Big Business Government,’ ‘The Loathsome Thing Called...

In response to my posting on "'A Distributist View of the Global Economic Crisis': A Report," several people asked for more specifics regarding the...

The Economics of Distributism V: The Practice of Distributism

Irving, TX. Somewhere, the Sage hath said, Philosophy is easy; plumbing is hard. The Sage is correct; we should be suspicious of systems that...

The Need for Autarchy

Devon, PA.  Thanks in part to the series of fine essays John Médaille has provided us during the last several weeks, the implicit economic...

The Economics of Distributism IV: Property and the Just Wage

Dallas, TX. In the last installment, we maintained that the only means to economic equilibrium was the just wage: unless each person gets a...

The Economics of Distributism III: Equity and Equilibrium

What Does an Economy Do? If what we said in the last installment is correct, then the first task of any humane science is to...

The Economics of Distributism II: Political Economy as a Science

Science, Normative and Positive Some wag somewhere has remarked that economists suffer from “physics envy.” One could certainly make that charge against W. S. Jevons...

The Economics of Distributism Part 1: Does Capitalism Work?

Property in the hands of labor is freedom. Labor in the hands of property is slavery. --Dmitri Kleiner From the earliest days of Distributism, distributists have exhibited...

The Wise Old Œconomist

Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. Before it became a science of supply and demand and the circulation of commodities, economics was originally understood as the...

No Going Back…So Where Are We Going?

The idealism of the paleoconservative cause is simply too burdened by the idealism of its vision. Politics is not a time machine and...