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Lives of Our Own

Social Credit, Catholicism, and a Distributist Social Order

The general purpose of "Lives of Our Own" is to introduce Social Credit economics to Distributists. There are a number of points of contact as well as important differences between these two schools of alternative economic thinking. Whereas Distributism tends to look toward the past, the economics of the British engineer, C.H. Douglas, is future-oriented while seeking to conserve the best from the pre-capitalist economic tradition. In general, Social Credit may be described as a species of archaeo-futurism, a re-interpretation and application of certain Distributist principles to the modern, industrial world.

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  • An Introduction to Social Credit - animated video
    Introducing the first-ever animated presentation of the Douglas Social Credit economic diagnosis and remedial proposals. Please spread wide and far!
    Written on Friday, 16 November 2018 04:01 Read more...
  • Social Credit and Democracy: The Problem - Part Four
    "If one wishes to do full justice to reality – regardless of the topic that is being investigated - it is of the gravest importance to neither underestimate nor overestimate the phenomenon in question. Accordingly, whenever this particular question of ‘conspiracy’ becomes the subject of reflection, the thoughtful individual will seek to follow a sensible middle-path in accordance with the available evidence and in full knowledge of his cognitive limitations. This will allow him to scrupulously avoid the error of those who become irrationally suspicious, i.e., paranoid, while, at the same time, avoiding the mistake of those who, by preferring to be complacently sceptical, refuse to call a spade a spade. To deny the reality and indeed even the possibility of conspiracy as an explanatory factor behind much of our socially-induced discontent is just as irrational, therefore, as to think that every negative thing that occurs in the world must…
    Written on Thursday, 08 November 2018 02:23 Read more...
  • Social Credit and Democracy: The Problem - Part Three
    Thus far in this series of articles exploring the relationship between Social Credit and democracy, we have seen that conventional ‘democracy’ suffers from a large number of design faults which vitiate it and render it ineffective. That would be bad enough, but Douglas goes one step further and claims that the ineffective mechanisms of conventional ‘democracy’ provide the best possible cover for the operations of a hidden dictatorship. Not only do they provide the best possible cover, but the same mechanisms which are ineffective from the point of view of fulfilling the true purpose of political association can be rendered most effective (by being cleverly manipulated) for the purpose of fulfilling an alternative policy-objective, one that is imposed by an agency that is external to the elected ‘government’.
    Written on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 22:58 Read more...