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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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  • The Social Credit Understanding of Freedom
    Freedom is undoubtedly a very great good. It is indeed one of the key objectives and one of the main fruits of any successful social order. But the greatest problem in saying, within the context of association, that one is ‘in favour of personal freedom’ is that ‘freedom’ has come to mean so many different things to so many different people and the various definitions are by no means compatible.
    Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:29 Read more...
  • The Mental Prison of Mainstream Economic Dogma
    'Are people hopelessly stupid—or do they take some perverse and sick pleasure in being slaves?' Arindam Basu examines some of the false economic teachings that keep us locked in a pattern of social and economic dysfunction.
    Monday, 07 May 2018 21:50 Read more...
  • Social Credit as Toryism
    “… Social Credit policy is traditional Tory-ism or genuine conservatism expressed in terms applying to industrial capitalism. In a world in which liberal, socialist, and other “left-ist” policies are dominant, Social Credit, as an expression of genuine conservatism appears revolutionary in nature – as indeed it is. A free society rooted in the Christian ethic, which is the goal of traditional conservatism, can be achieved only by bringing to birth a new civilization involving a fundamentally changed viewpoint of human relationships with the nation.”[1]
    Sunday, 22 April 2018 21:49 Read more...