Enlightened Distributism (also known as Classical Liberal Distributism or DistLib) is an economically center-left to left-wing, culturally variable ideology. It is a combination of distributist economics and classical liberalism or radical liberalism. Borrowing heavily from classical liberalism's French tradition—including thinkers like Jean-Jacques Rousseau and François Quesnay—he believes that too much economic inequality is detrimental to liberty. He sees the widespread ownership of wealth-generating property as necessary to preserving enlightenment values.
Classical Liberal Distributism tends to support constitutional republicanism. Often, like Jeffersonian democracy, he likes decentralization. Economic views can range from free-market anti-capitalism to a market-friendly form of Diggerism. Unlike his step-father, Distributism, he is not that devout of a Catholic; his cultural and social views can range from moderate progessivism to moderate conservatism.
Acquaintances of the Enlightenment
- The Enlightenment - I am your biggest fan and you are my biggest source of inspiration.
- Classical Liberalism - My based father and where I got my political and philosophical views from.
- Radical Liberalism - My favorite uncle and another source of inspiration.
- Distributism - My religious mother who gave me the best economic system for protecting liberty.
She could learn to utilize rationality and science more often, though.
- Republicanism - Down with absolutists! Up with republics!
- Humanism - Yes, humanity is good and comes up with some of the best ideas in all of history.
On the Fence
Defenders of Feudalism
- "Notes on the State of Virgina" by Thomas Jefferson
- "The Federalist Papers" (the parts by Madison especially)
- Tableau Economique by François Quesnay
- "The Servile State" by Hilarie Belloc
- "Progress And Poverty" by Henry George
- "A Discourse Upon The Origin And The Foundation Of The Inequality Among Mankind" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
- by "On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation" by David Ricardo
- "Agrarian Justice" by Thomas Paine
- Thomas Jefferson as Philosopher: Morality, Slavery, Political Philosophy
- Distributism in 100 Seconds
- Francois Quesnay
- Voltaire - His Ideas in a Nutshell
- Toward a Truly Free Market | John C. Médaille | Talks at Google