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  1. Robert Lennon
    July 28, 2015

    Workers *and* employers coming together for mutual justice? That sounds like Fascism, friend!

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    1. Robert Lennon
      July 28, 2015

      (Being facetious here! I totally agree with you)

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      1. postfuturum
        July 28, 2015

        But it literally is fascism. Like, it is the ACTUAL definition of fascism. Corporatism is utopian.

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        1. Gabriel Sanchez
          July 29, 2015

          Well…not really.

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          1. postfuturum
            July 29, 2015

            How?

          2. Gabriel Sanchez
            July 29, 2015

            The onus of responsibility is on your shoulders to show that it is. You made the accusation. Now support it.

          3. Gabriel Sanchez
            July 29, 2015

            By the way, I dealt with the fascist/corporatist charge in an earlier post:

            http://opuspublicum.com/2015/03/28/a-closing-note-on-schumpeter-corporatism-and-quadragesimo-anno/

  2. Thomas Storck
    July 29, 2015

    I’m surprised you didn’t mention Heinrich Pesch, S.J., the real theoretician behind
    Quadragesimo Anno.

    http://www.newoxfordreview.org/reviews.jsp?did=0205-storck

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    1. Gabriel Sanchez
      July 29, 2015

      Oh, I would have. My use of Schumpeter was simply to highlight how interesting it is that he supported corporatism.

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  3. Stephen
    August 2, 2015

    All this misses what exists now, namely a collusion of the biggest versus everyone else. The state is the biggest, no longer a watchman or guardian (if it ever was), but an instigator of economic activity first and foremost, and this activity is skewed to favor the most powerfully connected. Who’s the largest employer in most areas? Who owns the most land? Who issues laws but regularly exempts itself from them, or sells exemptions like indulgences of yesteryear?

    The size and scope of the state was in no way anticipated by these Catholic thinkers of the 19th and 20 centuries, and makes them perpetually dated.

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    1. Stephen
      August 2, 2015

      Nor did they anticipate the degree to which the state would be so harshly and evangelistically secular.

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