Unfortunately, I can't find a link to our discussion thread.
After looking into distributism, I will say it sucks less than most other non capitalistic systems out there. This is high complement from a liberterian such as myself. Apparently the government is supposed to keep businesses small and keep capital in the workers hands. Its also supposed to emphasize craftsmanship over mass production.
I have a few problems with this. I need to be able to buy cheap stuff from Walmart in order to afford a few luxory items such as my Grado SR125. Secondly, I don't like the government telling you how rich you can get. Thirdly, this just places a lot of power in the hands of government. Governments already have too much power these days.
Governments should do the following:
- Fight my wars
- Pave my roads
- Provide a system to keep track of titles on real property (land)
- Go out of its way to keep itself small
- Provide fire and police