#83- Belloc’s “An Essay on the Restoration of Property”
This week, Scott and Karl read An Essay on the Restoration of Property.” Written in 1936, Belloc attempts to rectify the wrongs in both major economic theories by approaching the problem from an entirely new angle, offering his own program for property distribution.
As Scott points out, “The whole idea underlying what he’s writing about is predicated on a much different notion of ‘the good’ that most people carry today… Belloc’s main concern is economic freedom.”
Property to Belloc is something that directly contributes to your economic freedom. Karl adds, “Property seems to have it’s own kind of rights, at least it’s own kind of interests.”
Would a propertied class be a more politically active and politically savvy class? Tune in to hear Scott and Karl discuss how Belloc illustrates the practical application of many such societal questions.
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