Lonergan's Contribution to Ecological Economics
Keywords:Bernard Lonergan, Ecological Economics, Capital Goods, Consumer Goods, Production Chains, Redistribution, Omni-disciplinary
This paper provides a brief introduction to Bernard Lonergan’s economic model, whose main features will contribute to a “transdisciplinary ecological economics”. Lonergan’s model was developed in the 1940s; however, some significant source documents only became available in the 1980s. It is worth looking at because it sheds light on current issues and may contribute to a needed “paradigm shift”. As in the searchings of contemporary ecological economics, the model calls for a new ethos. This paper touches on a few points for comparison between Lonergan’s model and mainstream and ecological economics.
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