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“Companies are already drawing the outlines, still vague, of a new economy and a new relationship with humans and living things”

HAShen politics comes up against mistrust from a growing proportion of public opinion, our economic and social models have developed new, increasingly efficient channels for public action. The first is, quite simply, youth, whose early responsibility echoes capacities to act that no other had had before them. These generations born from the 2000s share a horizon, that of no longer having any guarantee of their ability to live or survive on Earth beyond 2050. This horizon gives them a strength, a determination and, sometimes, a radicality that previous generations criticize or reject, probably for fear of endorsing the deadly legacy they leave them.

The second channel for public action is found in a growing number of companies, whether they are capitalists, cooperatives or associations. Because this is where the possibility remains of trying, at human level, everything possible to develop our models, freeing ourselves from what blocks these transformations when they are attempted at the political level. These transformations are technological, logistical, agronomic, energy, but also organizational, social, financial. They are already drawing the outlines, still vague, of a new economy and a new relationship with humans and living things.

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What seemed impossible to us is happening, still in a disorderly and disjointed way, but without the possibility of turning back. Many company or association leaders observe daily the speed and depth of the changes underway in their markets and in their teams, in particular under the impetus of the new generations, who impose on our organizations a new relationship with time, decision-making and work. This is how a new economy appears, an economy that would start from the human to define the model, rather than from the model to adapt the human to it.

Speed ​​and imbalance

This economy is based on a prerequisite: everything that contributes to its operation must participate directly or indirectly in the achievement of human well-being and respect for the living. This, finally, could be a simple definition of a human economy.

Yet, while the definition is simple, the implications are multiple and profound. This economy must be based on two principles: that of balanced distribution (of wealth, decision-making or time); that of the slowing down of rhythms (of output, work, consumption and production).

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