2019 Australian Chesterton Conference

Reclaiming the Economy: A Chesterton Alternative

will be held on
October 19, 2018
Campion College, Sydney

This one-day conference will explore Chesterton’s social philosophy of Distributism in an economic environment marked by bigness – big business corporations, big government and, more recently, big social media networks. It will address the possibilities of a radical rethinking, and restructuring, of today’s economic order. Various papers will examine Chesterton’s vision of a wide distribution of ownership, which would help to promote productive enterprise, and extend economic freedom as a necessary foundation of social freedom. Speakers will include Fr Tony Percy on papal teaching and economic freedom, Dr Garrick Small on the marketplace and the family, and Karl Schmude on the imaginative roots of Distributism in Chesterton’s earliest writings.

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