It is not so much a matter of Adam Smith “defending” capitalism as it is of capitalists appropriating Smith, and often against his expressed wishes.
As Industrialization took hold of the rural countryside, the family farm became a way of the past.
If farming is looked on simply as a means of making money, the town will necessarily attract the worker to the detriment of the land.
“I had discovered Gilbert Keith Chesterton,” says Kanu, “and I wanted to apply his ideas about man and economics to my country.”
Kevin Ford shares why faith and community are essential for the sustainment of Catholic rural life.
The agricultural monoliths of Agribusiness will not be dethroned through litigation; they will be dethroned through social consciousness and decision making about food.
Many organic and small farmer organizations question whether large factory farms are really as efficient and productive as they claim to be.