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By NA NA, Luigino Bruni

We needs to speedy how one can reside good on the planet because it is this present day, together with the world 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 provide us the instruments to behave, and maybe increase it to boot.

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If we nurture envy, win–win opportunities slip away. The worldview of envious people highlights competition, rivalry, and destruction, which excludes mutually beneficial opportunities and reciprocity. Envy is a perverse shortcut for relational problem-solving. Real solutions depend on one’s ability to recognize and promote reciprocity. Immature admiration may turn into envy; only the respect and admiration of selfless people is pure and constructive. In hard times, people tend to envy others, considering them rivals in zero-sum games.

Knowing that one can easily fall into these traps is the first antidote that can save one, especially if it is part of the rules of governance and institutional foresight. But even more important is the presence or the introduction of a jubilee culture. Among the people of Israel every 50 years all goods were returned to their original owners and debts were canceled. If the movements and communities born in idealism were to periodically return to their initial poverty, disbanding and putting their assets accumulated over decades back into circulation, putting themselves back “in the streets,” they would find the prophetic power for themselves that they have naturally lost in the meantime.

The free use of Wi-Fi networks in our cities, stations, and airports is in worrying decrease. History from the Roman Empire to the late Renaissance tells us that societies progress when people direct their competitive and antagonistic nature into production and labor; they start degrading and fall into poverty traps when they compete mainly in consumption and rents that make consumption possible without having worked for it. Whenever we work better or more to express who we are and how we want to be valued, the social dynamic produces prosperity for all.

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