from the Greek οίκος,
"house" and -λογία, "study
of", is the scientific study of the relation of living organisms with each other
and their environment.
Economy, from the Greek
οiκονόμος "one who manages a household", is the study of how to manage the
resources of our house, the World.
Most of the current problems that the Planet
Earth is facing are due to the division create by human beings between these two fields
of study. We still consider the economy as something that moves away from the
ecology, misunderstanding the fundamental connection between these two
approaches to understand and live the world.
Economy, up to now, considered the World
as a linear system without feedbacks and cyclic dynamics, in a way that it think
resources are unlimited and the output is an useless garbage. Ecology, at contrary,
sees the Earth as a cyclic, non-linear system with several feedbacks and complex
Charles Darwin in his masterpiece
"On the origin of Species" frequently talks about "the economy of nature" and
Karl Marx considers capitalism as an economic system profoundly at odds with a
sustainable planet. The exploitation of nature is as fundamental to the profit
system, he argued, as the exploitation of working people.
Many other authors, scientists,
ecologists, economists and philosophers questioned themselves about the relation bewteen
economy and ecology.
For these purposes is born the
Economology, the new branch of studies that merge toghether the two
disciplines that leading the World, creating a new tool to think about natural
resources, human well-being, societies development and environmental protection
as a unique, dynamic and non-linear system "the eco" that needs to be studied by
"the logos" and to be well managed by "the nomos".
Economologos is the reasoning on the management of our house: the Earth.
Economologos is the studying of
the living being we are part: the Earth.
Welcome to the phylosophical and
scientific revolution of the 21st Century!
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