Theologian and distributist economist John Médaille accepts our invitation to visit the Soap Box in order to help us deconstruct the false premises on which the welfare debate plays out. The problem, as it is commonly framed, revolves around the following either/or question: “Should welfare programs be funded by public taxes, or by private institutions such as the church?” Mr. Médaille simply responds: “Yes.”
He also gives us the inside scoop regarding his upcoming book on E.F. Schumacher…
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About the guest:
John Médaille is a leading voice for distributist economics, an adjunct instructor of Theology at the University of Dallas, and a retired businessman in Irving, Texas. He has authored the books The Vocation of Business, and Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distributist Perspective on the Role of Government, Taxes, Health Care, Deficits, and More. His latest essay, How to Not Lose to ISIS, can be found at the American Conservative, where he is a frequent contributor.