An Aristotelian Defense of Ownership in the Age of the Sharing Economy

"The emergence of the online sharing economy calls to mind the Socratic desire to abolish ownership with the goal of ending competition and discord. But, as Aristotle reminds us, this is a corrosive vision that would exacerbate rather than mitigate conflict" - Public Discourse

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“the early church was not socialist.”

"There are still arrangements like this. They’re called monasteries. Before exploring how monasteries show us how 'socialism' can work, let me acknowledge that I’m hesitant to present monasticism as 'socialism.' The voluntary profession of monasticism has nothing to do with the state seizing the means of production or the mass terror that inevitably follows in its wake." - Acton

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Half of Gen Z supports Marxism/socialism. Here’s why.

"How can young Americans distrust the government to take care of their interests and endorse socialism, which entrusts the government with the power to redistribute wealth, direct all economic activity, and control their access to such necessities as healthcare? The poll’s results highlight two simple answers: ignorance of socialism and a jaundiced view of the United States induced by critical theory." - Acton

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“How can half of Americans between 18 and 29 favor socialism over capitalism? Because they do not know the first thing about capitalism”

"Many young Americans sympathetic to socialism mistakenly believe that capitalism is a relatively modern concept, first seriously examined in Karl Marx’s Das Kapital, published in 1867. However... private property—an essential ingredient of capitalism—has been an integral part of Western civilization since ancient Athens, which had 'a highly developed system of private property.'" - Law & Liberty

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