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We needs to speedy reside good on the planet because it is this present day, together with the area of labor. we have to examine a brand new vocabulary of economics and markets that's enhanced to appreciate the current global and that's prone to supply us the instruments to behave, and maybe enhance it besides.

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Economy ended when a man (male, adult, free, and not doing manual labor) left the oikos and entered the polis. The oikos with its rules of management was the realm of an unequal hierarchy and the domain of women, while politics was the realm of men and relations between equals. 0013 Economy 41 era, oikonomia retained this domestic, practical, internal, and usually feminine meaning. Beginning in the 18th century, the noun “economy” began to be accompanied by new adjectives: “political” (Smith and Verri), “civil” (Genovesi and many others), “public” (Beccaria), “social” (many authors), and “national” (Ortes).

Founded again after the flood, the community gathered in one place, with one language, and with a high tower. 0008 24 A Lexicon of Social Well-Being temptation to enclose themselves around those who are similar and expel those who are different in order to not be scattered abroad. Where there is no diversity, intermingling, and contamination, neither is there fertility: no children are born, communities become incestuous, and they soon disappear. The community without diversity soon turns into a form of fundamentalism, becoming an idol unto itself.

All this is because someone determined a priori that the relational and emotional characteristics that are most typically (but not exclusively, of course) feminine are not serious and rational enough for the serious and rational economic sphere. It is a pity though that when the face before one is not a “you,” which is the only actual face in any human environment, all that remains is a faceless and inhuman economy. Above all, though, we are producing an economy that does not see, and therefore does not understand, the goods that typically require categories other than those of non-tuistic logic, among them common goods, relational goods, the logic of plural actions, noninstrumental rationality, and much, much more.

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