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(149) Christian Felber is a writer, university lecturer, initiator of the „Economy for the Common Good“ and the „Cooperative for the Common Good“, Austria.

(500) Christian Felber is a writer, university lecturer and contemporary dancer in Vienna. He is the initiator of the “Economy for the Common Good“ and the “Cooperative for the Common Good“. Several bestsellers include “Change everything. Creating an Economy for the Common Good“ and “Money. The new rules of the game“, which was awarded the getAbstract International Book Award 2014. The “Economy for the Common Good” received the ZEIT-Wissen Award in 2017 and made it 2021 to the SPIEGEL bestseller list.

(707) Christian Felber is an internationally renowned speaker, contemporary dancer and author of several economics bestsellers: „This is not economy“, „Change everything. Creating an Economy for the Common Good“, „Trading for Good” and „Money. The new rules of the game“, which was awarded the getAbstract International Book Award 2014. The „Economy for the Common Good“ received the ZEIT-Wissen Award in 2017 and made it 2021 to the SPIEGEL bestseller list. Felber is the initiator of the „Economy for the Common Good“ and the „Cooperative for the Common Good“. Felber was born in Salzburg in 1972 and studied Spanish, Psychology, Sociology and Political Sciences in Madrid and Vienna, where he currently lives.

(1.151) Christian Felber is an internationally renowned speaker on economy, social and political alternatives, author of several books and a contemporary dancer. He was born in Salzburg in 1972 and studied Spanish, Psychology, Sociology and Political Sciences in Madrid and Vienna, where he currently lives. Christian issues articles on German-speaking and international media on a regular basis. Meanwhile he has authored 17 books in 11 different languages, among them several bestsellers: „This is not economy“, „Change everything. Creating an Economy for the Common Good“ (80.000 copies sold worldwide), „Trading for Good” and „Money. The new rules of the game“, which was awarded the getAbstract International Book Award 2014. The „Economy for the Common Good“ received the ZEIT-Wissen Award in 2017 and made it 2021 to the SPIEGEL bestseller list for the first time at number 14 in the non-fiction paperback category. He has been a lecturer at the Economy & Business University in Vienna from 2008 to 2017 and an IASS Potsdam Affiliate Scholar since 2019. He is the initiator of the „Economy for the Common Good“ and the „Cooperative for the Common Good“.

Announcement texts for The Economy for the Common Good

EN (1.041) Economy for the Common Good – a Model Fit for the Future

The Economy for the Common Good – a new sustainable and holistic economic model – started in 2010 as a bottom-up movement in Austria, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland; it is now reaching out internationally. It’s core is the reorientation of economic activities to the common good, measuring success with a Common Good Prouduct (national level), Common Good Balance Sheet (companies) and a Common Good Exam (investments). The more companies contribute to the common good (the less costs and the more benefits they externalize), the fewer taxes they pay, the freer they trade, the easier they get access to finance and public procurement contracts. The systemic design of the economy provides for equal rights, just distribution and the respect of the ecological planetary boundaries. More than a mere theory, the Economy for the Common Good is also a practical process formed by thousands of individuals, companies, universities, municipalities, and cities! Everyone is welcome to join!

ES (1.365) La economía del bien común

La economía del bien común es un modelo económico alternativo a las grandes narrativas capitalismo y comunismo. Se basa en los mismos valores que hacen florecer nuestras relaciones: honestidad, empatía, confianza, cooperación y compartir, además de los valores fundamentales de las constituciones democráticas: dignidad, solidaridad, justicia, sostenibilidad, y co-determinación. Las reglas del juego legales cambian de afán de lucro y competencia a cooperación y contribución al bien común. El éxito económico no es medido por indicatores monetarios como el beneficio y rédito financiero o el BIP, sino con el balance del bien común (a nivel de empresas) y el producto del bien común (a nivel de sistema). Cuanto más social, ecológica, democrática y solidaria sea la actividad de una empresa, mayores serán las ventajas legales. Por fin, las “leyes del mercado” estarán en concordancia con los valores de la sociedad. Más allá de la corrección de este “error de sistema”, la EBC propone la limitación de la desigualdad y que las actividades económicas sólo se realicen dentro de los límites ecológicos del Planeta. El movimiento nació en 2010 en Austria y se ha difundido a 33 países desde entonces, constituyéndose de personas, empresas, municipios, ciudades y regiones. Todo el mundo está bienvenido a involucrarse y co-crear la visión.

 

Economy for the Common Good International
Economía del Bien Común España

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