Foundation Stones of Distributist Thought

For new readers of this blog who are curious to read more about what this alternative to Capitalism, Socialism, Communism and Fascism is, the Review encourages you to buy - or get off the Web - the five "core works" or foundation stones of Distributist Thought.

They are:

Pope Leo XIII: "Rerum Novarum", written in 1891.

Hilaire Belloc: "The Servile State", written in 1912, and "An Essay on the Restoration of Property", written in 1936.

G. K. Chesterton: "What's Wrong With the World", written in 1910, and "The Outline of Sanity", written in 1926.

There are other works by friends and allies of Belloc and Chesterton who have added and contributed to early Distributist Thought during their lifetimes. Others like Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, the founders of the Mondragon Co-operative Movement, Dr. E. F. Schumacher of "Small Is Beautiful" fame have further developed it up to today. But these five "core works" are necessary to know where it all started.


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