Life first, then work
If we want to have a fair relationship with work, we must remember that first it is man and woman who ennoble work with their presence, their hands and their intelligence. by Luigino Bruni published in Il Messaggero di Sant'Antonio on 06/07/2023 The environmental, financial and military crises of...
Once the founders are gone the only rule is discontinuity
Editorial - The crises of a system or organization cannot be explained or overcome as long as you remain within the same system that generated them. To achieve this you must be ready to make some radical choices. by Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire 15/06/2023 To learn to look away from oneself,...
The poor and the ideology of merit
A social system that rewards the already capable does nothing but leave the less capable, who are generally not so because of demerit, but because of their living conditions, further and further behind. by Luigino Bruni published in Il Messaggero di Sant'Antonio on 04/06/2023 The resignation of...
At the origin of biblical civilisation we find the supportive institution of gleaning. It serves as the basis for the Book of Ruth: when the reapers went to cut the crops, they did not go over it a second time, because the gleaning was meant for the poor by Luigino Bruni published in Il...
And the women saved God
CounterEconomy/10 - They prayed silent and beautiful prayers with their tears, kisses and hands By Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire 07/05/2023 Where is the love of God, however embryonic, crude, raw, obscured, hidden underground and not out in the open as it may be, for therein is the heart...
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The market and the temple/20 - In a few decades, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation consumed the ethical ground conquered by the merchants betweeread more
The market and the temple/19 - The Counter-Reformation was also a decisive time for the economic and social culture of Italy and Southern Europe. By Lread more
The temple and the market/17 - The negative stigma placed on unwed women gradually led to the birth of new Monti, entities of credit and charity. By Lread more
The Market and the Temple/14 - Literature is a metaphor for the spirit of the past while also helping us to understand the mercantile ethics of the Miread more
The Market and the Temple/13 - The merchant writers hand down pages of life and economic stories in the name of competence, sobriety, beauty and faithread more
The Market and the Temple/12 - The Latin and pre-capitalist humanism of medieval cities and merchants and the critique of the spirit of capitalism. Bread more
The Market and the Temple/11 - The weaving of relationships that Tuscan Francesco Datini made great is exemplary. Pessimism, cynicism, envy and distruread more
Editorial - The crises of a system or organization cannot be explained or overcome as long as you remain within the same system that generated them. T