Hans Groen

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the ruminant economy and laudato si’

The first draft of the ‘ruminant economy’ was discussed at a meeting of the committee of the European Social Weeks, as background to our discussion of the theme for the 8th European Social Week. (more…)

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Posted in christelijk sociaal, European Social Week, laudato si, publiek, ruminant economy, social dialogue, St. Franciscus

the ruminant economy 6 – some conclusions

A few concluding statements containing the ideas that I would like to be remembered, and a couple of ideas I could not place in the essays.
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the ruminant economy 4 – it is eating us

For about two centuries, the economy has been approached from the frame of labour and capital. The core is ‘productive’ labour: we make something that has more value than the sum of its ‘ingredients’: (more…)

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Posted in basic income, economische ongelijkheid, European Social Week, labour unions, ruminant economy, social dialogue

the ruminant economy 3 – (un)employment

Our image that accompanies unemployment is always about the jobs that have disappeared yesterday and the developments that have led to that situation. It is the employment policy of yesterday that politics and labour unions often are protecting. (more…)

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the ruminant economy 1 – introduction

At the European Social Week in Milan, Februari 2019, I heard two presentations that shed an interesting light on the current state of labour and employment in Europe. In a number of articles, I would like to discuss some aspects of this situation that I think are important. (more…)

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Posted in christelijk sociaal, European Social Week, precariaat, ruminant economy, social dialogue, solidariteit, vrijgevigheid

stem europa

Hoe democratisch is ‘Europa’ en waar eindigt de ‘steeds hechtere unie’? Absolute antwoorden heb ik niet, wel wat overwegingen uit mijn ervaring als zeer betrokken buitenstaander. (more…)

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1 mei en de laatste arbeider

Het tijdperk van ‘de arbeider’ als grootmacht in de economie loopt ten einde. Niet dat de arbeider als machtsfactor verdwijnt, maar er komt een nieuwe macht naast, (more…)

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Posted in 1 mei, economische ongelijkheid, expulsions, labour unions, precariaat, Robert Putnam, social dialogue, solidariteit, verzorgingsstaat, vrijgevigheid

social dialogue and the limits of labour

Europe has climbed out of the crisis, employment rates are rapidly raising in a lot of European countries. At the same time, there are more ‘working poor’ than unemployed in The Netherlands. (more…)

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Posted in christelijk sociaal, democratie, economische ongelijkheid, Europa, European Social Week, expulsions, gemeenschap, labour unions, organisatie, social dialogue, solidariteit, verzorgingsstaat