Category Archives: Distributism

Signs of a new de-urbanization?

After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century, a great de-urbanization took place when city dwellers realized that the centralized system was unreliable and even dangerous. Smaller, local bands arose to meet the needs formerly promised by … Continue reading

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Sustainable development and the tragedy of commons

Stockholm whiteboard seminars: Nobel Prize-winner Elinor Ostrom explains how people can use natural resources in a sustainable way based on the diversity that exists in the world. Succinct brilliance.

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The inefficiency of home-grown food

Recently, two members of congress have introduced legislation which is aimed at lowering carbon output by encouraging local food production and distribution. There are a number of things wrong with this, not the least of which is highlighted by Steve … Continue reading

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Zero-sum economics: the core issue of the great debate

Is the economy a zero-sum game? John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market says that it isn’t a zero-sum game. (WSJ.com) Business is not a zero-sum game struggling over a fixed pie. Instead it grows and makes the … Continue reading

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Is Distributism the answer?

In John C. Médaille’s book, Toward a Truly Free Market, the argument is made that the modern system is a self-perpetuating cycle that can only lead to more regulation and counterproductive state intervention. As a solution, Médaille resurrects Hilaire Belloc’s … Continue reading

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