This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

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Forces of concentration unleashed

Isaiah issued a warning to the Israelites: “Woe to you that join house to house and lay field to field, even to the end of the place: shall you alone dwell in the midst of the earth?”[1]

Clearly, then, the Christian aversion to the concentration of ownership and wealth has ancient roots. It should therefore not come as a surprise when the popes waste no time in condemning it. In order for the principle of private property to be realized, economic systems that favor concentration are to be avoided. This is because a society in which only a few possess property is one in which the institution of property is diseased, for how could it be considered healthy when, for the majority of men it does not exist? What is called for are “centrifugal” forces in the economy as opposed to the “centripetal” forces of capitalism.[2]

[1] Isa 5:8.

[2] OA, 44.

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