Civil Economy

essays, research and articles ranging from economy to the history of ideas

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Of limitations and oppositions

Of limitations and oppositions

We need to be aware, and keep our conscience alert, that every time we allow a ‘no’ to enter our lives, that ‘no’ multiplies, becomes a mountain, and reduces the horizon of freedom for us and for everyone. by Luigino Bruni published in Il Messaggero di Sant'Antonio on 23/09/2021 In the 1960s, Tho...
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The logic of the ravine

The logic of the ravine

Ecology must be inserted within the economy, in that integral ecology-economy which is the great message of the encyclical «Laudato si'». by Luigino Bruni published in Messaggero di Sant'Antonio on11/08/2021 The economic theme of the moment is ecological transition. But the signals are ambiguous....
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A.A.A. New Council Wanted

A.A.A. New Council Wanted

At a time when capitalism is showing its insufficiency to save the planet and the poor, the pontificate of Francis is proposing important challenges to economic and financial life. by Luigino Bruni published in Il Messaggero di Sant'Antonio on 24/06/2021 On 25 January 1959, three months after his...
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The voice from within and the Focolare Movement

The voice from within and the Focolare Movement

Chiara Lubich, as recalled by the economist who worked with her by Luigino Bruni published in Osservatore Romano.va 03/07/2021 Whenever we want to talk about a woman who has had a prophetic role in the Church, the paradigm of reference is here in the Bible. We often encounter women in the Bible when...
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Abel and the circular economy

Abel and the circular economy

What is still missing from a circular economy in order for it to be "civil" and even of "communion"? by Luigino Bruni published in Il messaggero di Sant'Antonio on 10/05/2021 «Circular  Economy» seems to be the watchword of the new green and sustainable economy. We certainly cannot deny that circ...
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Money and Care

Money and Care

We will emerge from the revolution in health care generated by Covid by paying better for the care itself and by learning again to bend over the victims, because we are still able to feel being moved in our guts when facing the world's pain. by Luigino Bruni published in Il Messaggero di Sant'A...
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Covid and Relationships

Covid and Relationships

We won't realise it straight away, we will start going out together again, of course; but this missing year will leave a gap in the fabric of our relationships. by Luigino Bruni published in Messaggero di Sant'Antonio on 18/03/2021 It will take a long time to properly account for the damag...
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The good fruits of great evils

The good fruits of great evils

Editorials - Today's trials and victims, yesterday's history by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 31/12/2020 The collective dimension of fear and death: this is the legacy that 2020 leaves us. We had already forgotten the great collective fears; we had relegated death to the intimacy of the ...