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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Distributism....part 3....the common good...

Jumping straight into my continuation on distributism...

Page 41....Chesterton warned....economic trend of last 2 centuries has been for the concentration of wealth and the destruction of small business.....started in agriculture (***can we say GMO***)...moved to small industry....and has spread....since WWII growing concentration has been most visible in retailing and other distribution sectors....

Page 43....Manning's "Rerum Novarum"....private ownership must be held sacred and inviolable...the law should favor ownership and its policy should be to induce as many people as possible to become owners...

Page 43 continued....Distribution Program....Distribution League - Chesterton was president...
     ~restraint of unjust competition
     ~redistribution of property
     ~creation of conditions favoring small ownership
     ~extended ownership of industries that necessitated large scale production.
     ~laws to protect distributed property
     ~return to the land
     ~encouragement of distributist principles by the individual

Page 44..."The outline of Sanity" Chesterton advocates boycotts....
          ~We should deal only with small shops.....Thomas Jefferson made this same point at the birth of the US....he understood the importance of small shopkeepers against the revival of Fascism...

Page 45...1963, economic theory was to lead to cheaper prices....but it enabled well-capitalized companies to cut prices temporarily until small shops were driven out of business....thus leaving us with one large superstore and was able to then have permanently higher prices....

Page 51...What's the use of having stuff anyway? by Thomas Starck....we need to quick accumulating stuff....we should have enough to enjoy time with family, friends, books, GOD!

I LEAVE US WITH THIS QUESTION TODAY:

DO WE DESIRE TO HAVE SOO MUCH STUFF AT SUCH A CHEAP PRICE THAT IT SACRIFICES WHAT WE SHOULD REALLY VALUE: FAITH, FAMILY, FREEDOM! 

Hugs and blessings always my dear readers....family....friends...
~Kelly :)

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