A Matter of Mere Semantics?
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Jan 10, · (1) An Essay on the Restoration of Property was first published in by the Distributist League.
It is now under the domain of the Hilaire Belloc Estate. Belloc lived from to (2) Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc, by Joseph Pearce, p. 1. Jan 01, · Hilaire Belloc’s Essay on the Restoration of Property is a fantastic paradigm-rocker.
In it, he sets forth the shocking, but ultimately quite sensible claim that, far from being opposites, capitalism and socialism are essentially of the same genus; socialism just takes capitalism a bit further- /5.
The essay is thus an anticapitalist and antisocialist work of Christian and Catholic social thought in which basic truths about society and human nature are applied to socioeconomics. It is a manifesto and a program for the Distributist League, of which Belloc and G. K. Chesterton were the primary figures.
Belloc’s historical and biographical works include Europe and the Faith, The Servile State, An Essay on the Restoration of Property, and his most popular work, The Path to Rome. As one-half of the Chesterbelloc, Belloc outlined the socio-economic model of Distributism. Hilaire Belloc wrote three short books on economics: The Servile State (); Economics for Helen (); and, An Essay on the Restoration of Property ().
Belloc was a prolific author who also served in the British Parliament before these books on economics were written/5(3).