What Kind of Economy in the Era of Commons?

  • Luigino Bruni Lumsa University


The author discusses the Economy of Communion (EoC) as the main legacy of Chiara Lubich’s charism to both the economy and the field of economics. He argues that the EoC is particularly relevant to the present economic situation, which he defines as “the era of commons,” commons being shared goods that are crucial for the peace and well-being of people. He goes on to show how the Economy of Communion can offer important guidance in the domains of poverty, relational goods, and reciprocity.