There is some healthy debate these days regarding Catholic economic theory. The two positions most widely held by Catholics today are the distributist and the free market Austrian theories. Personally, I have to do more investigating on the two positions before I can commit to one side or the other. Thomas Woods has a great blog and has written many books on the subject of Austrian economics and the free market. The Von Mises Institute also has tons of free reading material on this position as well. On the other side we have a couple of groups that promote the distributist theory like the Chesterton Society and the Distributist Review. This is one area where Catholics can engage in healthy intellectual debate. At this point I am leaning more towards the Austrian theory, but that could always change as I learn more. I thought that this post was interesting that Thomas Woods put up that criticizes the distributist theory. On the other side, this Distributist Review article rails against the free market position. Any thoughts on the subject?