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By Hilaire Belloc, John Sharpe

ISBN-10: 0971489440

ISBN-13: 9780971489448

ISBN-10: 1932528237

ISBN-13: 9781932528237

This brief paintings is a software for estate distribution instead to the way it is deliberate via socialist states or obviously occurs in capitalist societies. it's a landmark of eu social concept, trying to rectify the wrongs in either one of the foremost financial theories via forthcoming the matter from a completely unique approach. The essay is therefore an anticapitalist and antisocialist paintings of Christian and Catholic social proposal within which uncomplicated truths approximately society and human nature are utilized to socioeconomics. it's a manifesto and a software for the Distributist League, of which Belloc and G. okay. Chesterton have been the first figures. It marks a key element within the background of financial idea, and it's a primary textual content illustrating the impression of faith and philosophy on social proposal and their functional software to societal questions.

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For there are many conditions under which a man may honestly and in good faith sell at a loss, and to distinguish between these and the conditions under which he sells in order to ruin a competitor is difficult. 5. The larger unit of capital will automatically be accumulated for a lesser proportionate reward than the smaller one. This is an exceedingly important point which the earlier critics of Capitalism overlooked. It is a major cause in the disastrous swelling of large accumulations and corresponding disappearance of small property and economic freedom.

For there are many conditions under which a man may honestly and in good faith sell at a loss, and to distinguish between these and the conditions under which he sells in order to ruin a competitor is difficult. 5. The larger unit of capital will automatically be accumulated for a lesser proportionate reward than the smaller one. This is an exceedingly important point which the earlier critics of Capitalism overlooked. It is a major cause in the disastrous swelling of large accumulations and corresponding disappearance of small property and economic freedom.

III T he practical problem before us is how to effect the beginnings, at least, of a restoration of property in this society of ours wherein property has been almost destroyed, its principles forgotten, and acquaintance with it lost in the determining majority of our fellow citizens. The problem is one applying to this particular country – England – at this particular moment. We have to deal with it in a very different way from what we might adopt in a country where property was still for most men a desire, and for a further sufficient number of men a known experience.

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