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Welcome to the Economic Freedom Test, a slightly interactive instructive page which will help explain some of the principles of distributism by comparing them to the dominant conditions in the modern day. Please answer the questions and hit "Submit"; you will then be shown your "economic freedom" score as compared to that of the average medieval peasant, and given a detailed explanation of the score which will also explain much of what distributism aims to achieve in society.

  1. Do you own your own home outright, without usurious debt?
    Yes
    No
  2. Is the woman of the house able to remain at home to raise the children?
    Yes
    No
  3. Are you able to school your own children (that is, have the time, money, and legal freedom to do so)? This includes being able to choose a private or (even better) religious school for them.
    Yes
    No
  4. How many hours of work outside the home per week does your family require to maintain your current level of prosperity? Be sure to include all members of the household who work outside the home.
  5. Do you own your own business?
    Yes
    No
  6. Do you own any productive property of your own? This includes land, tools of a trade, etc.
    Yes
    No
  7. Is your job exclusively or primarily about producing wealth, or is it service-oriented?
    Productive
    Service-oriented
  8. On which of the following religious holidays are you excused from working?
    Christmas
    Circumcision (1 January)
    Epiphany
    Holy Week
    All Saints
    All Souls
    Candlemas (The Purification; 2 February)
    Pentecost Monday
    National Patron's Feast Day
    Your Profession's Patron's Feast Day
    All Sundays
    All Holy Days of Obligation
  9. If you died or became disabled, which of the following would be available to care for your family (wife, children, etc.)?
    Immediate Family
    Extended Family
    Professional Guild
    Church Charities
    Government

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