Welcome to this Special Issue of EuroScientist on: The Common Good Economy !
This issue shares the perspectives from scientists and economics, as well as various actors involved in resolving societal challenges and changing the current economic order from a top-down hierarchy to a more distributed and horizontal governance, to favour localisation and greater equity between all involved.
We have gathered an impressive collection of contributions from South Africa to California and from Spain to Ireland.
No doubt, the variety of views exposed and the common underlying messages will give EuroScientist readers food for thought.
There is a clear emerging trend, at the age of networked living: we are all citizens of the world, as Bono, the U2 front man, pointed out at his first concert in Dublin on 23rd November 2015. Today, rock stars are not the only ones who can express themselves and be heard. We all have a role to play and chip in to define what we expect from the world of tomorrow.
Please, do us the favour to redistribute these articles widely within your own networks, so that we can get the debate started on how we wish to shape the future, our future.
The EuroScientist team.
By Sabine Louët, Gilles Mirambeau and Luc van Dyck, EuroScientist editorial and advisory team.
By Maria Delaney, science journalist, Dublin, Ireland.
By John Ioannidis, professor of medicine, health research and policy, and statistics at Stanford University, California, USA.
By Lorenzo Fioramonti, director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, Pretoria, South Africa.
By Christian Felber, independent author, Vienna, Austria.
By Haydn Shaughnessy, writer, consultant, Ireland and France.
Visions for the future
By Federico Mayor Zaragoza, chairman Culture of Peace foundation and former UNESCO general director, Madrid, Spain.
By Thierry Jeantet, president Mont Blanc Meetings, the forum of social and solidarity economy leaders, Paris, France.
Photo Credit: Etienne Valois (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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