Natural Economy

Only when the notion of family is restored to economics will there begin to be justice and wealth for everyone

Thursday, March 16, 2006

The core theme of this blog

The root idea of this blog is to return to the natural meaning of economy as from the original Greek word, meaning the management of a family household.

Economy ought to be about creating a healthy happy environment for children, parents, extended families. However, in most places now, families are not dominant but have to dance to the tune of financiers, big business, governments and other institutions who don't really understand or love the family sufficiently, and whose agenda is not primarily concerned with the good of the family.

Hence their actions often turn out in practice to be hostile to the family, at least unwittingly. It also happens they deliberately oppose the family, because some key family values are radically opposed to theirs: thrift against consumerism, for example.

This blog is an invitation to unpack the implications of this scenario, develop an understanding of economics as nature intended, and to gather material for other expressions such as conferences, books and articles.


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