In this powerful excerpt from the encyclical Rerum Novarum, Pope Leo XIII explains man’s natural right to private property, a core belief of the Distributists. 5. It is surely undeniable that, when a man engages in remunerative labor, the impelling reason and motive of his work is to obtain property, and thereafter to hold it… Read More The Right to Private Property: An Excerpt From “Rerum Novarum”
One of the advantages of writing a blog about distributism is the fact that many great thinkers have had something to say about it. The following is a collection of some short quotes from various writers regarding distributism. SUBSIDIARITY “The Land Movement [an early twentieth-century distributist movement] was explicitly based on the cornerstone of Catholic social teaching–social… Read More Thoughts of the Distributists: Vol. 1
Our society is so abnormal that the normal man never dreams of having the normal occupation of looking after his own property. When he chooses a trade, he chooses one of the ten thousand trades that involve looking after other people’s property. –G.K. Chesterton, Commonwealth, 10-12-32 Distributism is an economic theory, proposed as an alternative… Read More What is Distributism?
Welcome to the Art of Distributism. This is a blog. Further, this is a blog about things and, more importantly, how things (like food and economics) affect people. As the title would imply, the basis for this blog is the economic theory of Distributism, but as the subtitle would imply, this term encapsulates more than just… Read More Introducing Our Blog