A new economy must do more than distribute goods and services. It must also more equitably distribute meaningful opportunities for participation and wellbeing to the communities - human and ecological - so long exploited by our dominant political economy. A clue to how this can be achieved may lie in the very word “economy” itself. Derived from the Ancient Greek word οἰκονόμος, meaning "management of the home," oἶκος is, of course, the same root found in “ecology,” meaning “study or knowledge of home.”
So how can the management or governance of our shared home - this one fragile yet resilient planet - be more deeply rooted in knowledge of that home?
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