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DARE TO BE A EUROPEAN
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By interaction, ideas and his view on the world, man has come to where he is now, but we are in a different era than any other.

 

If we don't want to get stuck, then we are obliged to follow a common ideal as to how to live together, not by nationalistic / populistic aspirations, but by making compromises and by building a common factual basis, a shared analysis framework.

PILLARS of CREATION and THE CONDITION OF MAN - A reflection on the past and an imagination of the future

The view that persons’ moral and/or political obligations are dependent upon a contract or agreement among them to form the society in which they live (comity, the social contract) and European solidarity, ties that bind people together as one.

 
A ROADMAP
FOR THE EU


Europe has a territory,
what now?

Continue
to focus on
enlargement
Common political agreements
(eg. on pollution, energy, SDGs, border control)
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Completion of unfinished business (euro unit, Schengenacquis, .....)
Full role on the "Grand Chessboard": the EU Global Strategy sets out the EU's core interests and principles for engaging in the wider world and gives the Union a collective sense of direction. The Strategy, which adopted multilateralism, helps to make our Union more effective in relationships and in confronting cross-border hazards.
Continue to build on European authority
(transgovernmental method?)
The European Union is a group of cooperating states that retain their independence. The construction is a supranational body to handle interests as well as to extent
prosperity by pooling some of national 'sovereignty' in areas where it makes sense to work together.

THE CASE of MORAL CAPITALISM - The Long and Difficult Road

There exist perverse incentives inherent in a largely unconstrained capitalist system. These incentives drive behaviors that increase inequality, reduce social mobility, devalue communities, deplete soils, acidify oceans, destroy biodiversity, trigger mass migrations and social instability, and fuel violence and war.

From the perspectives of a growing number of business leaders, investors and policy makers, these incentives are now creating unacceptable systemic risk. This is why the systemic design flaws in unconstrained capitalism are creating unlikely bedfellows. We need new trends in corporate social responsibility, to do business in a different way and a new socio-economic model using innovative digital techniques. The blockchain and associated technological changes will massively disrupt current economic conditions. The industrial revolution ushered in a world where business models were predicated on hierarchy and financial capitalism. The blockchain revolution will see an economy dominated by human capitalism and greater individual autonomy. How that unfolds is unclear at present. Entrepreneurs and innovators will resolve uncertainty, as always, through a process of trial and error. No doubt great fortunes will be made and lost before we know exactly how this disruption will unfold.


  Connected to NEXUS Institute | CEPS | Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism | ......... ... ........ .......... | CIFA | GBBC | Odyssey
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