Economic issues (including Distributism)

"The Lost Condemnations of Capitalism." The Distributist Review (December 12, 2017).

"Two Biblical Passages on Economic Life." The Distributist Review (November 23, 2017).

"Is Private Property an Evil." Practical Distributism (November 3, 2017).

"Low Wages and Easy Speeches." Ethika Politika (September 5, 2017).

"Selling Out: the Perils of Capitalist Small Business." Practical Distributism (July 19, 2017).

"The Sin of Usury." The Josias (June 5, 2017).


"The Market as the Capitalist Demiurge." The Distributist Review (February 27, 2017).

"Distributism and Capitalism: Some Contrasting Features Part 1." Practical Distributism (February 16, 2017).

"Some Christmas Thoughts on Ebenezer Scrooge." The Distributist Review (December 21, 2016).

"Why Unemployment is a Pseudoproblem - Part 2." Practical Distributism (December 1, 2016).

"Why Unemployment is a Pseudoproblem - Part 1." Practical Distributism (November 18, 2016).

"Catholics and Libertarian Economics: A Reply to Samuel Gregg." The Distributist Review (November 7, 2016).

"Capitalism and Economism." The Distributist Review (October 12, 2016).

"What is the purpose of our economic activity?" Practical Distributism (September 1, 2016).

"Socialism, Capitalism and Materialism." The Distributist Review (July 11, 2016).

"Future Markets and the Absurdity of Capitalism." Practical Distributism (June 27, 2016).

"Owners vs. Workers: An Eternal Law of Nature?" Practical Distributism (March 17, 2016).

"Catholic Social Teaching and Conventional Economics." Practical Distributism (February 6, 2016).

"More Than One Way to Destroy A Family." Inside the Vatican vol. 23 no. 8 (October 2015).

"The Catholic and the Modern Loss of Purpose." Ethika Politika (November 10, 2015).

"Distributism and Labor Unions." Practical Distributism (October 26, 2015).

"Distributism or Capitalism: Two Ways to Work-Part 2." Practical Distributism (October 1, 2015).


"Markets, Liberalism, and G.K. Chesterton." Ethika Politika (December 17, 2014).

"What's Really at Stake in the Catholic Showdown?" Ethika Politika (December 4, 2014).

"Bribing Capitalists." Ethika Politika (July 14, 2014).

"The Profit Motive." The Distributist Review (October 1, 2013).

"What's Wrong with Distributism?" The Distributist Review (August 24, 2013).

"Economic Efficiency and Human Good." The Distributist Review (June 19, 2013).

"Catholics and the Bourgeois Mind." The Distributist Review (December 31, 2012).

"The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker." The Distributist Review (December 3, 2012).

"The Just Wage." The Distributist Review (October 23, 2012). 

"Too Few Capitalists or too Much Capitalism?" The Distributist Review (June 12, 2012).

"Pesch vs. Chesterton." originally published at Culture Wars (May 2012); reprinted at The Distributist Reveiw (March 21, 2016).


"The Chief Question in Economics." The Distributist Review (April 2, 2012).


"Distributism and the Labor Market Divide." The Distributist Review (February 18, 2012).

"Reason, Traditionalism, and the Enlightenment." Ethika Politika (February 6, 2012). 

"Catholics, Distributism and Occupy Wall Street." The Distributist Review (January 12, 2012).

"Catholics and Neoliberal Economics." Social Justice Review vol. 103 nos. 1/2 (January/February 2012).

"Capitalism, Distributism and the Hierarchy of Human Goods." Anamnesis Journal (December 28, 2011).

"Economics and the Real World." The Distributist Review (December 19, 2011).

"What is Wrong with Capitalism?" Ethika Politika (November 14, 2011).


"A Short Primer for Protestors." The Distributist Review (October 24, 2011).

"Jobs and the Minimum Wage." The Distributist Review (September 26, 2011).

"Three Strategies for Evasion." The Distributive Review (August 15, 2011). 

"The Starting Point for Economic Thought." The Distributist Review (July 31, 2011).

"Some Odds and Loose Ends." The Distributist Review (May 11, 2011).

"Is a Free Market a Good Thing?" The Distributist Review (March 28, 2011).

"The Errors of the Economist: What is Money?" The Distributist Review (February 28, 2011).

"Economic Law and Catholic Social Doctrine, Part two." The Distributist Review (January 24, 2011).

"Economic Law and Catholic Social Doctrine, Part one." The Distributist Review (January 19, 2011). 

"Buy Junk or Starve!" The Distributist Review (January 10, 2011).

"Blowing the Cover Off the Austrian 'Cult.'" New Oxford Review vol. 77 no. 10 (December 2010).

"What's the Use of Having Stuff Anyway?" Outlining Sanity Gilbert Magazine vol. 14 nos. 2/3 (November/December 2010).

"A Distributist Looks at Capitalism and Socialism." The Distributist Review (November 8, 2010).

"The Place of Guilds in a Distributist Economy." The Distributist Review (July 15, 2010).

“Les méfaits du capitalisme." L’Homme Nouveau no. 1469 (May 8, 2010).


"The Corruption of the Poor." The Chesterbelloc Mandate (March 30, 2008).

"What's Really Wrong With Riches." The Chesterbelloc Mandate (March 29, 2008).

"The Justice of Distributism." The Chesterbelloc Mandate January (27, 2008).

"Does Property Have a Purpose?" originally published at Catholic Men's Quarterly vol. 4 no. 2 (Fall 2007); reprinted at The Distributist Review (September 6, 2011).

"What is Catholic Social Teaching?" originally published at Catholic Men's Quarterly vol. 3 no. 4 (Winter/Spring 2007); reprinted at The Distributist Review (March 7, 2016).

"Economic Science and Catholic Social Teaching." The ChesterBelloc Mandate (February 20, 2007).

"The Social Purpose of Private Property." New Oxford Review vol. 70 no. 3 (March 2003). 

"Capitalism and Distributism: Definitions and Contrasts." Faith & Reason vol. 27 nos. 2/3/4 (Summer/Autumn/Winter 2002). 

"The Acton Institute -- A Genuine Expression of Catholic Social Thought?" originally published at Social Justice Review vol. 93 nos. 5/6 (May/June 2002); reprinted at The Distributist Review (July 4, 2011).

"Economic Justice and the Free Market." Heaven & Earth vol. 1 no. 1 (Winter 2001/2002).

"Is Usury Still a Sin?" Communio: International Catholic Review 36 (Fall 2001).

"What Does Centesimus Annus Really Teach?" The Catholic Faith vol. 7 no. 3 (May/June 2001).

"Can Economic Justice be Achieved Without Law?" New Oxford Review vol. 67 no. 9 (October 2000).

"Is the U.S. Economy Successful?" The Catholic Faith vol. 6 no. 5 (September/October 2000).

"The Good of Distributism: a Reply to Critics." The University Concourse issue V no. 7 (March 27, 2000).

"What Is Distributism?" The University Concourse issue V no. 5 (January 28, 2000).

"Neither Statism nor Individualism." originally published at New Oxford Review vol. 66 no. 6 (June 1999); reprinted at The Distributist Review (November 7, 2010).

"Catholic Social Teaching: John Paul II, Centesimus Annus, II." The Catholic Faith vol. 4 no. 5 (September/October 1998).

"Catholic Social Teaching: John Paul II, Centesimus Annus, I." The Catholic Faith vol. 4 no. 4 (July/August 1998). 

"Catholic Social Teaching: John Paul II, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis." The Catholic Faith vol. 4 no. 3 (May/June 1998).

"Catholic Social Teaching: John Paul II, Laborem Exercens." originally published at The Catholic Faith vol. 4 no. 2 (March/April 1998); reprinted at Catholic Education Resource Center.

"Catholic Social Teaching: Pius XII through Paul VI." The Catholic Faith vol. 4 no. 1 (January/February 1998).

"Catholic Social Teaching: Pius XI." The Catholic Faith vol. 3 no. 6 (November/December 1997).

"Is Economic Justice Possible in this World?" New Oxford Review vol. 64 no. 8 (October 1997).

"Catholic Social Teaching: Pius X through Pius XI." The Catholic Faith vol. 3 no. 5 (September/October 1997).

"Catholic Social Teaching: From the Beginnings through Leo XIII." The Catholic Faith vol. 3 no. 4 (July/August 1997).

"An Introduction to the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church." The Catholic Faith vol. 3 no. 3 (May/June 1997).

"The Social Mission of the Catholic Church." The Catholic Faith vol. 2 no. 1 (January/February 1996).

"Some Economic and Cultural Considerations of Capitalism." Caelum et Terra vol. 5 no. 1 (Winter 1995).

"Distributing America." New Oxford Review vol. 60 no. 4 (May 1993).

"The Superficiality of 'Left' and 'Right.'" originally published at New Oxford Review vol. 59 no. 8 (October 1992); reprinted at The Distributist Review (October 19, 2010).

"Social Justice and the Fear of Hell." Caelum et Terra vol. 2 no. 3 (Summer 1992).

"What Can Replace Communism?" Social Justice Review vol. 87 no. 5/6 (May/June 1992).

"The Vocational Group: A Key to Understanding Papal Social Thought." originally published at Social Justice Review vol. 80 nos. 9/10 (September/October 1989); reprinted at The Distributist Review (June 20, 2011).


"Economic Activity and the Restoration of Catholic Culture." Social Justice Review vol. 77 no. 7/8 (July/August 1986).
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