This year the EoC Report 2012-2013 is again a special issue of the Bulletin Economy of Communion, a new culture, which reaches its no. 38 by this publication.
The choice is dictated by the opportunity to extensively widen the reach for data on the Economy of Communion this year. Published with the single number for December 2013 of Città Nuova, n.23/24-2013, the EoC Report will reach 46.000 printed copies which will arrive to all subscribers of Città Nuova, plus those who requested it during this time.
The EoC Commission of Nort America (the USA, Canada, the Dominican Republic) has prepared a report on the activities carried out during the year, to transmit the life emerging from it: «The EOC appears to be a concrete expression of what - as we see every day - many seek in their lives: the desire to integrate their faith into their profession and the need for a genuine purpose for their existence».
by Luigino Bruni
Published in Avvenire on December 1, 2013
Common goods have gradually become scarce and critical, and they are still too absent from the culture and practice of economics and politics.In economics common goods made their first appearance in 1911. They returned after a long eclipse, only at the end of the past century with Elinor Ostrom who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2009. In the first relevant article we find three main remarks on common goods: it was a study about water, with a historical perspective and written by a woman, Katharine Coman.
by Luigino Bruni
Published in Avvenire on August 4, 2013
One of the paradoxes at the heart of our economic and social system is the peaceful coexistence between the radical rejection of masters and controls in the political sphere and the equally radical acceptance of other masters and controls in businesses and organizations. We started and still lead many fights and revolutions against tyrants and dictators, but as soon as we leave the square and pass the gates of the company we place our dress of democratic citizens on the hanger and meekly wear the clothes of the regulated and controlled subject.
by Antonella Ferrucci
We are really delighted to announce the great news of our site to all of you. As of today, 26th November 2013, the French language finally regains its leading role, in as much as the new version of our pages will be dedicated to this language, which is so important in the world that it just cannot be missing from EoC-online any more.
Our goal is not only to spread the message of the culture of giving in our neighbouring France, but to bring this news to all French-speaking Africa, to Quebec, the French-speaking areas of Belgium and Switzerland and to other places in the world where French is the official language.
by Luigino Bruni
Published in Avvenire on November 24, 2013
Communities flourish when they are capable of cooperation. Had we not started to co-operate (work together), community life would never have started, and we would have stayed stuck at the pre-human level of development. But as it is often the case with humanity's big words, cooperation, too, is one and many at the same time, it is often ambivalent, and its most important forms are the less obvious ones. Every time that human beings act together in a coordinated way to achieve a mutually beneficial common goal we are dealing with an instance of cooperation.