Social weeks 2007

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Common Good and Economics

Toward an agapic economy - Luigino Bruni - Translated by Michael Brennen

Treviso, 20 gennaio 2007

Regarding the theme of the common good, economic science is confronted with a paradox.On the one side, modern economic science originated in the 18th century with strong ties to theidea of the common good. Whether the Scottish tradition of Adam Smith centered around the Wealth of Nations”, or the Italian tradition of Antonio Genovesi centered around “public happiness,” both conceived the economy in terms of the common good.

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