Distributism: Theory and Critique

This lecture will give an introduction to the theory of “third-way” economics known as distributism, offering a historical look at its sources, its rise, and the thought of its main twentieth-century proponents such as G. K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc and their heirs. It will then offer a critique of the theory, noting both the theory’s positive aspects as well as its defects. The lecture will conclude with a look at some more recent proponents of the theory who have honed it in light of critiques.

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