Economy and Values 05
Beyond the very definition of economy, we intuit that behind it there are other hidden components that are clearly perceptible. We are talking about the maximization of benefits at the expense of many for the enrichment of a few (usually men).
We can identify some of the pillars on which our economy is based:
Economic growth > Provides us Well- being
Sustainable Development > Provides us Tranquility
Competition > On a criterion of Justice
Rationality > On which our Freedom rests
Scarcity > It is the basis for the creation of Value
However, the economy that we urgently need has a very different base with values that are opposed to those that are commonly accepted in a general way:
Voluntary Simplicity Vs Economic Growth
Local Empowerment Vs Sustainable Development
Cooperation Vs Competition
Affectivity Vs Rationality
Abundance Vs Scarcity
On this basis and values we must guide our action and our projects. This is the guarantee of human, fair and sustainable development for us, our neighborhood and our ecosystem.