Hilaire Belloc’s classic introduction to the basics of economic theory, ‘Economics for Helen,’ offers a constructive approach to economic education by defining terms and introducing key concepts without using special jargon and complex theories.
The fundamental questions about why the economy fluctuates and how small farmers, small business people, families, consumers, and innovators are affected by these fluctuations are considered.
Serious Catholic alternatives to modern economic theories are explained, with attention to the realities that have been largely unchanged through the last century.
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Capitalism had arisen through the misuse and exaggeration of certain rights, notably the right of property — the basis of economic freedom — and the right of contract, which is one of the main functions of economic freedom. Therefore, even under Capitalism, so long as the old principles were remembered it was possible to recall the principles whereby Society had once been sane and well ordered. But as a Godless greed pursued its career from excess to excess, it provoked a sort of twin hostile brother, equally Godless, born in the same atmosphere of utter disregard for the foundational virtues of humility and charity. This hostile twin brother of Capitalism was destined to be called Communism……..
– Hilaire Belloc
“It is imperative in the cause of civilization, that we save the small producer and the small distributor. . . . . He is all-important to human society and, under a scheme of properly distributed property, though his property would not be large it would be sufficient for this independence, his dignity and the security of his livelihood”.
– Hilaire Belloc
“After the Brexit vote, Britain’s politicians are scrambling around for ideas. They should begin with Pope Leo XIII’s masterpiece Rerum Novarum”.
Apart for the nonsense about Christian Democracy – i.e. in historical practice it was Social Modernism and Liberalism – of which Pope Leo XIII gave warning and which Pope Saint Pius X had to suppress [ “Moreover, Christian Democracy must have nothing to do with politics, and never be made to serve political ends or parties ; this is not its field….” ] this is a very worthwhile article.