Reading more about Chesterton and "distributism" I understand that the Cartesian and logical Nordmann rears up...
In fact when reading about "distributism" I came obligatory to the mentioning of "corporatism"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporatism
And there I studied the Fascist corporatism as part of my study of the Flemish Fascists of the beween the two wars period. In fact Mussolini and many others, the Nazis, VNV, Verdinaso, Rex in Belgium, later Romania too if I remember it well, deformed the early tendencies of the Catholic Corporatism into some state controled dictatorship...and in that smirched the original reaction and alternative to Socialism...
But nevertheless het Catholic corporatism reappeared after WWII as neo-corporatism:
During the post-World War II
reconstruction period in Europe, corporatism was favoured by Christian democrats
(often under the influence of Catholic social teaching
), national conservatives
, and social democrats
in opposition to liberal capitalism. This type of corporatism became unfashionable but revived again in the 1960s and 1970s as "neo-corporatism" in response to the new economic threat of recession-inflation
Neo-corporatism favoured economic tripartism
which involved strong labour unions, employers' unions, and governments that cooperated as "social partners
" to negotiate and manage a national economy. Social corporatist
systems instituted in Europe after World War II include the ordoliberal
system of the social market economy
in Germany, the social partnership
in Ireland, the polder model
in the Netherlands, the concertation system in Italy, the Rhine model
in Switzerland and the Benelux countries, and the Nordic model
Attempts in the United States to create neo-corporatist capital-labor arrangements were unsuccessfully advocated by Gary Hart
and Michael Dukakis
in the 1980s. Robert Reich
as U.S. Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration promoted neo-corporatist reforms."
In my opinion is this the most logical model for the greatest concertation and benefit of all. But as it is still limited to single countries international capitalism will always try to escape to less demanding countries and with even their "legal" money to tax free paradises out of the juridiction of the country involved.
It is only if the whole worldcommunity?, the G20? or some other body can regulate that neo-corporatism on world level, that we can speak of a real progress...
No Socialism is no solution...as my parents, middle class, free enterprize, said in the time...give it to a Socialist management to destroy a good working free enterprize in only some years....
As for capitalism...their aim is making profits for the share holders...and contributing as less money to the state as possible, evading with the money to a tax free heaven...looking for everytime new markets where labour is less expensive and the social costs are less than in the social democracies...
Kind regards, Paul.