Civil Economy

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

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The poor explain the Gospel to us

The poor explain the Gospel to us

Today the earth is full of Samaritans and Syro-Phoenician Women waiting for us at the crossroads to explain the Gospel that they do not yet know: when will we bend down to listen to them? By Luigino Bruni published in Messaggero di Sant'Antonio on 8/11/2022 The parable of the “Good Samaritan” is ...
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“Donated indeed”: words to entrepreneurs

“Donated indeed”: words to entrepreneurs

It is no longer the time when we can hide behind ‘the laws of the market’, because the market is us: the market is our choices, it is the picture of our values, our dignity, our reputation. By Luigino Bruni published in Il Messaggero di Sant'Antonio on 03/10/2022 “Even though there is a hierarchy...
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Sport and the market

Sport and the market

The market is a matter of relationships and positive relationships are those that make everyone grow and in which no one loses. In this the market is indeed different from sport. by Luigino Bruni published in Il Messaggero di Sant'Antonio on 23/09/2022 Sport has always been juxtaposed with market...
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The big bluff

The big bluff

For forty years we have been drunk on privatisation, we have dismantled public and common goods and entrusted them to the capitalist market. But the private sector is not the Promised Land... By Luigino Bruni published in Il Messaggero di Sant'Antonio on 01/07/2022 The pandemic, the climate crisi...
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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...