A Distributist Looks at Capitalism and Socialism


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The Church does not condemn capitalism as such (though neither does she endorse or recommend it), but her social doctrine does condemn the capitalistic liberal ideology and any kind of capitalism which refuses to permit “the market [to] be appropriately controlled by the forces of society and by the State, so as to guarantee that the basic needs of the whole of society are satisfied” (Centesimus Annus, no. 35).
Even Popes can be economically ignorant and socially naive.