Civil Economy

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

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For a new spiritual capital

For a new spiritual capital

Today, we should take the part of Christianity that’s still alive and inculturate it in our post-Christian time, which no longer understands the languages of faith, but would be able to understand them through an appropriate cultural and narrative operation. by Luigino Bruni published in Messag...
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Disappearing adults

Disappearing adults

Today, it is more urgent than ever to re-invent adult life, crushed by an artificially prolonged youth and old age. You are not fully adult until you really work, because the age of responsibility does not actually begin. by Luigino Bruni published inl Messaggero di Sant'Antonio on 02/02/2023 Our...
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The school of the street and the poor

The school of the street and the poor

The distance between the rulers and the poor is a major problem of democracy. Without a new competence of politics and politicians, the distance between life and the palace is bound to grow. by Luigino Bruni published in Il Messaggero di Sant'Antonio on 06/01/2023 In one of the most beautiful pag...
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More time to economics (and to children)

More time to economics (and to children)

How to teach the correct use of money to children? Here are four rules that might be useful in the family... By Luigino Bruni published in Il Messaggero di Sant'Antonio on 04/12/2022 The use of money within primary relationships is always very delicate, especially in the family, where chil...
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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...