Reimagining American Community
Jan
25

The following video has been floating around since 2008, but hasn’t gained the wide viewing it deserves. Here, Phillip Blond summarizes his critique of capitalism while calling for what he terms a “catholic” economy (in the non-sectarian sense). Elsewhere, Blond has written, “The great error of the last 50 years is that conservatives think that they should unthinkingly endorse laissez-faire economics, but as presently conceived the free market destroys most of the things conservatives value; it destroys traditions, family life, societies, cultures, and established ways of doing things. The market place, as understood by contemporary neo-liberalism, is something no genuine conservative should support or endorse.”

About the Author
Mark Gordon is a descendant of a Scottish prisoner of war sold into indentured servitude in 1652. The Gordons have been trapped in New England ever since. Mark earned a degree in philosophy and then worked as a commercial fisherman, Army officer, trade magazine editor, and serial entrepreneur, which just shows what you can do with a degree in philosophy. He’s written for the National Catholic Register, Mars Hill Journal, Aleteia, and a lot of little publications of no one has ever heard of.