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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...

Crunchy Pope, Part 1: Body, Earth and Cosmos

Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. Pope Benedict has recently gained a bit of credit with world media for emphasizing the urgency of addressing the environmental...

Douthat to the Times

Phoenix, Arizona. Catapulted by his inclusion on the exclusive FPR blogroll, Ross Douthat has been tabbed as a new opinion columnist for the New...

The Human Meaning of Property

MT. AIRY, PHILADELPHIA. Before I say something rather abstract about concrete things, a few personal words about what (and who) lies behind these thoughts...

Agrarians Rejoice!

We do live in a remarkable age. The last time agrarianism and distributism were taken seriously in America was during the 1930s. The economic...

What our Hands Have Wrought

RINGOES, NJ. In the fall of 2008, Americans were confronted with frightening news. The financial world was, the experts warned, teetering on the brink...