Book Review: Beyond Capitalism and Socialism

Tobias J. Lanz has compiled a third position library with his book Beyond Capitalism and Socialism. Whether because of society’s lack of will, knowledge, or both; this Lanz quote screams like the late Chester Bennington:

“But the problem…is a lack of imagination.”

Lanz’s book incorporates twelve contributing authors including Fordham University alumni PhD Peter Chognowski. A couple of years ago I was able to speak with Dr. Chojnowski about both his contribution to this book, and his personal outlook on economics. In that conversation he highlighted Distributism’s core principle that the state’s means of production should be widely dispersed, and correspond with a traditional society in raising the High State. This theme’s crossover appeal is evident today with American Third Position.

Beyond Capitalism and Socialism makes it clear that only a proper state can bear the burden of heavy weight and higher costs, whereas an improper state like America’s current usurped system crumbles like our poor infrastructure. For those seeking to learn, and for those who yearn for truth it’s my view that this book is one of the best places to begin.

Reading Beyond Capitalism and Socialism along with my discussion with Dr. Chojnoski truly made me begin to look at economics in a much different way. To Dr. Chojnoski and all of his fellow contributing authors I say: thank you.

This book is one that should be on everyone’s bookshelf as a way to rewind to remind us how a proper state is made and functions.

Raymond Ranaletta

Tradcat Brooklynite and Freelance Writer for Tradcatknight.org, New Frontier Usa, etc.

One thought on “Book Review: Beyond Capitalism and Socialism

  • February 13, 2021 at 10:39 pm
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    Chojnoski’s comment on Distributism is pretty interesting. Sounds like it will be an interesting read. I’ll have to check it out.

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