That private ownership of productive capital is essential to Distributism does not make it a form of Capitalism.
The missing element is the philosophical and moral foundation that society needs overall, including in its economy.
When distributists examine any societal issue that needs to be addressed the principle of subsidiarity should automatically kick in.
Usury is a concept that embodies several different ways of trying to conduct transactions that are unjust.
Is Distributism Catholic? The answer to the question is both yes and no.
Hilaire Belloc insisted that progressive taxation could be used to achieve wider distribution of land ownership and to prevent monopolies.
Under our existing capitalist monopolies, huge businesses buy out or undersell the local competition.
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