mercoledì 27 maggio 2009

"Naomi Economics"

Notwithstanding the dramatic impacts of the recent ecoomic and financial crisis, national economic systems and the entire world productive-economic-financial-trade framework seem unable to understand and implement the potential opportunities offered by the "possibility to change".

Instead of learning from the past and present errors providing substantial corrective measures to the strategies adopted so far, essentially based on the idea of "speculation" and "exploitation" and for this intrinsecally beneficial for few agents and detrimental for a society as a whole, economic institutions are trying to turn everything as usual above all in Italy where, despite of the usual verbal declarations, no signals of the emersion of something new are at the horizon. We are dealing with a real wall when trying to cope with these issues and the only strategies suggested are an attempt to solve this crisis with the same elements have provoked it.

No "green economics", no space to creativity, no limits to irrational consumption models, no fight against speculation and fiscal evasion; nothing.

Just thinking to the next elections for the EU Parliament and to the politicians' chattering (false environmentalism, superficial consideration for innovation, useless and ineffective discussions about the role of education and research) and everyone can perceive this "political void"...

We are rather entrapped in the "Naomi Economics" (from the name of the last italian prime minister scalndal): politicians are discussing about soubrettes, dancers, TV heroes, "daddy" and divorce, denouncing their the lack of courage, capability and willingness to stop this train running towards a dead end. "Naomi Economics" are diverting us from the real nature and essence of the problems: massive unemployment, job insecurity, no future for young people. And also: what about a sustainable energy plan? What about the waste emergency in Campania Region and in the rest of Italy? What about a real national mobility and transportation plan?

Our attention must be focused on these (and other) critical issues rather than "Naomi Economics": for this reason I suggest the reading of this contribution made by Mauro Bonaiuti, Joan Martinez Alier and Francois Schneider (recently published in the site "Decrescita (Degrowth)"

This document (in italian) can be found here.

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