Socialism, communitarianism, distributism
Since the Reagan/Thatcher years of the 1980s socialism has been decidedly unfashionable and the neoliberalism of the free-market fundamentalists has been all the rage.
I’ve blogged before on the Gadarene rush to destroy the building societies in the late 1980s, but they had become unfashionable too. And mutual insurance associations were destroyed about ten years later. Perhaps the recent mortgage loan crisis, which is having a ripple effect on the global economy, might cause a few people to rethink.
So perhaps there will be a revival of interest in socialism, communitarianism, distributism and other alternatives to neoliberalism.
For any who may be interested, here are a few blog links
- The ChesterBelloc Mandate — has some useful documents and links, though I had some hesitation about recommending it because it’s not interactive — doesn’t allow comments or link-backs.
- Mutual Money – about cooperative banking and finance. The mutual sector is currently showing it’s resilience in current market conditions providing people with a safe home for their money.
- The Mutualist Blog – free-market anti-capitalism
- The Distributist Review – discussed political, economic and social events from a distributist perspective.
There may be others, and if anyone knows of any, I’ll add them to the list.