Have you heard about economy for the common good?
Do you know what I am talking about?
Must companies behave worst than people do?
Since first time I’ve heard somebody talking about this theory called economy for the common good, I’ve been thinking how could I apply it and how would it fix to economical relations in rural world.
How can this economical theory touch your health and your lifestyle?
What economy for the common good is and where is it from?
Economy for the common good, is a proposal made by an Austrian man called Christian Felber.
It’s based in the fact that value we appreciate in people we live with, are totally different that those appreciate in bussines behavior.
I mean, human values that society values in its members are solidarity, humanity, ability to help others collaborating with each other to reach the targets set as human beings.
People with these beavior, are those who appreciate everyone in our neighborhood, in our people, in our home …
However, in corporate behavior, the more aggressive the companies are, the more competitive they are. They do everithing to win.It`s all the time about bigger tricks, pressure, elbowing and tripping utilized with respect to the other companies in their own industry – They are focused on how to make greater use of natural resources only for their own benefit.
Summarizing, economy for the common good is is based on the same values that make our relationships grow and flourish.
What is the purpose of economy for the common good?
It’s known that Comunism and Capitalism systems are outdated and it is shown as an alternative, as next step ( not the last one) to the future of humanity.
Starting from that bussines we know nowadays, it states that healthy indicators of bussines mustn’t be economic ones, but other summarized in a good common balance.
These indicators in good common balance, will talk about human dignigy, solidarity, cooperation, environment responsability, empathy, etc.
Companies with a valuable ranking in good common, would benefit with taxes, in public contracts access, in investiments programs…
Companies focused in other direction would have more taxes, would not have public contract access, etc etc.
Priority would be that wealth generation were directly returned to society .
In this way,keeping our politic and economic system, the main objective of the economy for the common good is that wealth distribution were more fair, having a route map to changing values of future model.
To learn more, you can see this video, where Francisco Alvarez, ex-manager of Paris stock ( le bourse de Paris) and director of radio program “no le digas a mi madre que trabajo en bolsa” talks about this.
Or you can view this video from Christian Felber explaining the theory .
See below economy for the common good balance matrix.
How does it fit with rural bussines?
A few days ago, I was at the “little villages fair” in Jaen.
I talked with a lot of little bussines, cooperatives, cheese makers, honey and chocolate artisans, chemical systers who make organic cosmetics, soaps, shower gels, and these kind of stuffs.
Those people, are working for their future in their own environment, they are the real sustainable rural developmet.
Their human dignity and their willingness will improve their little villages and there will not be barrier for them.
They are fighting for common good without thinking in economy, politics neither knowing this theory.
Would not it be logical that these kind of enterprise would have benefits they can’t nowadays in order to survive?
Would not it be logical that these kind of enterprises would play in other league with diferent benefits than those enterprises which have no environmental considerations, have no respect to women, have no local economies impact and have a lot of weapons in order to not pay taxes?
Workforce in this little bussines isn’t a three figures one, they aren’t going to make millinos of euros, they will not give a job to a political sponsored, but, future will be based in them.
I’m seeing it, much more in rural world.
In my point of view, bussines described by economy for the common good, are those around us in our little villages.
Those bussines formed by us, with one or two components, our families and our environment.
Since I’ve read this theory, I firmly think that we have to support this way as a main one for the rural world in the future.
I will do it by talking and writing about it depending of my posibilities.
This post is based in personal opinions, but, I would like that if you can give me your personal opinion, don’t be selfish and do it by heart:)
Criticisms are welcome, we can not afford to lose any good idea even contrary to our own.
Thanks a lot for keep reading until this point.
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