I recently sat down with Michael Thomas of Sharon to discuss distributism, and how it's different as an economic system. He is a father, husband, homesteader, and traditional farmer. To find more of his work, you can check out the website for the Brickhouse Farm and Orchard. Michael is also an avid reader, which is how he came across distributism. And, as a Catholic who believes a distributist economic model is closest to Catholic social teaching, he's interested in sharing this idea more people.
Instead of another book review, I decided to make a reading list with 25 must read books for this year. Reading is a great way to learn and connect with the wisdom of the past, so I wanted to help people find some great books to read.
Karl Marx is one of the most influential people of the last few centuries. He has not been a good influence though. This is a look into why he starts off on the wrong premise and follows it to bad, and often, destructive conclusions.
How can we build something together without a way of understanding each other? Constantly changing of the meaning of words is eroding our ability to communicate, just like in the Tower of Babel. Here are my thoughts on how to fix it
Why is language important? Getting "caught up in the semantics" is how we parse through falsehoods and deceit in search of truth. Find out how people use "newspeak" and how to counter it.
Find out why capitalism is the most moral economic system devised by man and why socialism, no matter what form, should be rejected.
Socialism has become the goal of most left-leaning political parties because it means equality. The type of equality they promote can't be explained fully, because their stated goals of tearing down the new bourgeoisie are not the aim of Socialism. What Socialism really looks like is the powerful elite leveraging a Fascistic State to create... Continue Reading →