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  1. I’m considering a post on “the universal destination of natural resources” soon, but I need to compile my sources.

    NOTE: Distribution of wealth here is not to be mistaken as being identical to what is commonly referred to as the redistribution of wealth. That may deserve a post of its own…


    December 31, 2008 at 1:51 pm

  2. Paleocrat said…That may deserve a post of its own…

    Always does in my experience of talking to people about Distributism. 🙂


    January 1, 2009 at 11:01 am

  3. “”…as the equitable division and distribution of this wealth.””

    Boy, what a Marxist. This is pure Marxism! And the Catholic Church has already lost when it lets Marxists define the playing field and it is laughable that a Pope stoops down to crass materialism.

    “The distribution of wealth” is Marxist! This website must be run by Red catholics.


    January 2, 2009 at 7:26 pm

  4. The Church has always understood equitable distribution of wealth as being a political economy where things are decentralized, where more people own the means of production, and where our economic policies militate against the concentration of wealth into the hands of the few.

    Instead of being so belligerent, why don’t you take a moment and educate yourself as to the Church’s official position on Socialism and Marxism. Here are two encyclicals on these matters directly:

    Quod Apostolici Muneris by Pope Leo XIII

    Divini Redemptoris by Pope Pius XI

    This first deals specifically with Socialism while the latter deals directly with Communism.

    Educate yourself, Wheeler. This old song and dance of yours is becoming obnoxious.


    January 2, 2009 at 7:37 pm

  5. is the best place to find these two. While many other encyclicals deal with Communism and Socialism, these two are the most direct.


    January 2, 2009 at 7:38 pm

  6. Told you so. 🙂


    January 2, 2009 at 11:53 pm

  7. I wonder how Microsoft can be held “by the people” instead of the hands of Bill Gates? Could the Ford Motor Company be held “by the people” or only by Henry Ford?

    I mean this is supersilly. Economics 101 is not something grasped by people who never did a days worth of work in their lives but sat behind desks all their lives. Wow. I really wonder how different Microsoft would be in the hands of a committee of workers?

    It was the Inspiration of ONE man that the Ford Motor Company did what it did. Why should the workers own the Motor company? Was it their inspiration? Was it their idea? Was it their capital? No on every question.


    January 4, 2009 at 7:01 pm

  8. *looking around to see who has never done a days worth of work in their lives*

    Anyone? Anyone a taker on this? Not I. Anyone?

    For being a traditionalist, you sure have an irrational bitterness (or misunderstanding of) what is identical to the Guild System.

    For the Catholic, human work is the essential key to the social question. Worker associations built around the means of production (in particular) are meant to secure them from cruelty and greed, from becoming “mere instruments for money-making.”

    But that doesn’t leave owners of a company to the wind. No, the Church has written plenty on the matter. The popes have written on worker’s associations, managers/owners, and their proper relation to one another. You simply have to read.

    The Church has found the Golden Mean between collectivism and individualism, socialism and liberalism. Her encyclicals are there. Nothing lies in the shadows here. Her social doctrine is in plain sight, readily accessible, and in desperate need of reading and reflection by minds able to apply their wisdom to trouble times such as these.


    January 4, 2009 at 8:45 pm

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