Although a happy Anglican I must confess to being jealous in part of the Catholic church for their 'social doctrine', which I discovered through its secular proponents in the form of 'distributism'. The central idea of it is that the means of production and political power ought to be distributed as widely as possible, creating an ownership society in which no man is an employer, and no man is master save of himself. Though sometimes dismissed as the romanticization of the past -- every man owning his own farm or shop, living in his own home -- distributist principles can be applied to larger organizations in the form of cooperatives. As both a traditionalist and a classical liberal, I am resolutely for distributist principles; I believe firmly in self-reliance, self-command, the primacy of the small and decentralized. My notion of the ideal republic is much inspired by the Greek tradition of every man with his own homestead, his own voice in the assembly, his own place in the ranks of hoplites defending the traditions of free men. The Catholics have a social doctrine which has born these distributive ideals, their source being principles like subsidiarity and solidarity. Subsidarity, to comment on one, is the belief that everything ought to be handled at the smallest local level, so that the parish council does not dictate to a man what he may do in his home, and the national government does not meddle in the affairs of the parish council. For the Catholics, these principles are essential for the creation of a just world, a world in which men and women may play out the roles created for them by God. Self-employment, for instance, allows men and women discretion to spend time at home, if need be, and to assume greatest influence over their children's moral education. Independent employment and ownership of his own tools gives man a kind of sovereignty; he cannot be threatened with dismissal by any man. Liberty is secure for them. Studying the social doctrine, meditating on it, has made my own thinking on politics and economics more clear. As much as I like Rome's social doctrine, however, I wish it had a Anglican counterpart. What is the Anglican response to the Catholic social doctrine? Has the church of England any approaches similar?