An interesting thought that came from a discussion now closed, that shows me that some people just haven't gotten what my idea of distributionism really means.
Borders open to immigration, but closed to movement off goods. Trade in ideas, rather than undercutting other people's markets. But most of all- LOCAL AUTONOMY. The question came up how genetic diversity could come about in "your utopias". And why, say, a Catholic utopia could count on, with a lack of pluralistic society, a priest to keep his vows of celibacy.
The answer to both these questions is local autonomy. Catholic communionities (ok, just made up a word there, but I'm trying to get away from communism when I'm talking about distributism these days) would not be the only form out there. Libertarians would be able to form their free trade zones. Hippies could recreate Vortex I or Woodstock or Burning Man on a permanent basis. The only rule is that you can't keep people in- and must at least try to incorporate people who want to join you under your rules.
Back in high school and college, I came close to forming my own cult, based on a minor idea from the Vulcans on Star Trek, which I later learned was a Kabalistic influence that came to the show through Leonard Nimoy's experience of Judaism. Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations.
To me, a part of "Live and let live" that the liberals seem to want so badly, is "allow me to self-segregate", that is, allow me to form a community of like-minded people and don't send your big box stores to put our mom&pop shops out of business. Is that really too much to ask?