Guilds are not just a nice distributist idea. Nor are they foolishly unrealistic as some claim. Guilds are actually exactly what our country needs to save our educational system and our students.
If we are interested not in “the superiority of the things produced” but only or chiefly in “the amount of wealth accumulated,” then we will naturally not focus overmuch on the quality of the goods we produce, provided that we can convince someone to buy them.
If it costs a company $3,000 to maintain insurance coverage for its employees, but the fine for eliminating that coverage and sending the employees to the government exchange or get a personal policy is only $2,000, then they will choose the option with the least cost.
You cannot have progress, you cannot have improvement, unless you first identify where you are coming from and where you are going.