A standard critique of capitalism, going back to Chesterton and Belloc, is that it creates a collusion between Big Government and Big Business.
In the words of Personalism, a person’s truest nature consists in “decentralizing itself in order to become available for others”.
Based on Catholic social principles, “Americanism” as well as the belief in “Strict-Constitutionalism” has and will continue to do more harm than good.
Catholic Action is the apolitical solution to a political problem. It is the Catholic faith put into social practice.
If we want to forge a new Debtors’ Alliance or People’s League or Solidarity Party, we have a Herculean task ahead of us.
Is government a necessary evil? A necessary good? Is that government best which governs least?
Chesterton and Belloc nursed the fear that the psychology of a society conditioned by capitalism and socialism might induce people to yield on liberty.