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Are Europe and the USA in a Distributionist crisis?

Distributionism drives towards involution. Distributionism implies that the concept of scarcity, which drives the minimum strategy of economic growth, has been left aside. It has to be considered that the declination of cultures has always been preceded by distributionism.

The unicist economic theory defines that the maximal strategy for economic behavior is driven by production and the minimum strategy is driven by distribution.

Economic evolution implies the prevalence of production, while using the distribution to ensure the minimum strategy for economic equilibrium and social well-being. Unicist distributionism is a concept that differs structurally from the Catholic use of the word.

State actions should provide the well-being of future generations while governmental actions, being driven by electoral needs, are naturally focused on present well-being.

In 50 years there will be nearby 9 billion inhabitants in the world. That is why the need for productivity is basic to ensure their existence without entering into endless survivor conflicts which necessarily drive towards an increase of fundamentalism with the corresponding consequences.

Nowadays neo-monetarism prevails; monetary disposal supersedes rational economic behavior. Countries’ external and internal debts that have not been the consequence of infrastructural investments are an indicator of lower or higher levels of distributionism.

Distributionism is focused on ensuring the distribution of materialistic resources without considering their relationship with the value generated. This necessarily generates structural crises and conflicts.

But there are also subtle aspects in distributionist behaviors. Incentivizing war-industry to increase the monetary circulation to reactivate an economy or speculative businesses are collateral damages of a distributionist attitude.

Distributionism begins when cultures consider that they achieved their “zenith”.

Where are we now  in the European Union and in the USA?

Peter Belohlavek

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