A Human Response to Gloabilastion
Discovering Associative Economics
Publication: 2003 / 118pp / PB b&w
ISBN-10: 0 948229 04 7 / ISBN-13: 978 0 948229 04 6
The prevailing economic order imposes on humanity the doctrine of unrestrained competition in markets. This is a major problem in many respects, because this doctrine is much less reliable than it seems to be. Firstly, today’s economics has little to no idea and not the slightest experience of an economy closed unto itself. Yet, the planet is a limited space and the world economy cannot but reflect this fact. Secondly, economics is based on an erroneous image of the human being that excludes the most essential part of human nature from its basic considerations. What makes us human is what unfolds out of our individuality and not what results from our general inheritance. Because of this double negligence, economics needs to revisit its image of the human being, if, as a science, it wants to be up to its tasks.