Division of Labor

I’m fond of saying that division of labor is fundamental to culture. In an instructive article on economics, Jeffrey Tucker concludes:

The law was formalized by David Ricardo in England, and further emphasized by economists ever since. The significance is impossible to exaggerate: It means that it is not necessary that all people of the world have the same talents in order to benefit from cooperation. In fact, it is the very diversity of the human population that makes it advantageous for them to work together and trade to their mutual benefit.

What this means is that isolation and self-sufficiency means poverty. Cooperation and the division of labor is the path to wealth. Understand that, and you can refute libraries full of nonsense from both the left and the right.

Now, apply that same natural law to one’s parish, diocese, et cetera and one has a useful focus for a non-partisan ecclesiology.

This entry was posted in Church, Currents. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s