Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Distributism III

Here is some interesting commentary on Distributism. I hope Brian can help guide us further into this ideology.

Sheldon Richman's comments, our Mutualist friend and his Vulgar Libertarianism rantings, and a Mises daily article by Thomas Woods titled "What's Wrong with Distributism"

I have only one problem with Distributism: how it is actually accomplished. If you have to force people to stop being "wage slaves" or force people to stop employing "wage slaves," then all Distributist talk of freedom is just that: talk. If Distributists are going to achieve their subsistence paradist via persuasion, then more power to them.
Thanks for the link, Chris ("rantings"?!).

Jenna, my main disagreement with the distributists is that most of them see concentration of property as an inherent tendency of the market, and see state intervention as necessary to promote widespread distribution. I think the situation is pretty much the opposite. If we abolished state subsidies to the concentration of wealth, the ends of distributism would be accomplished through the market.
I think rant was appropriate:

Etymology: obsolete Dutch ranten, randen
1 : to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
2 : to scold vehemently

Would you have prefered harangue?

I mean this is:
Vulgar Libertarianism Watch, Part XVI

Sorry if you found it offensive...
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