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A couple of months ago, I posted a blog that made mention of a form of economic philosophy/theory called distributism. Here is the link from September.

Sometime after that post, I began to read the economic thought of Heinrich Pesch. Pesch had some influence on the social teaching of the Catholic Church during the 1900s. Pope John Paul II mentioned solidarity much in his writing and this train of thought helped bring down the Communist regime in Poland under the trade union Solidarity.

Rupert Ederer, a professor of economics at State University of New York at Buffalo, translated Pesch’s work from the German. Ederer put together a number of chapters from Pesch’s tome of economic thought sometimes called the “Summa of economics.”

Anyways, I read the book which only took this slow minded Bohemian a couple of months due to its depth of thought. In fact, a page often took me 10-15 minutes to complete. I offered a review of the work to “The Distributist Review” and they accepted and published it online. I just thought I would share this with you and perhaps you would be interested in reading Pesch’s work yourself.