Do We understand the word “Cathonomics”?

I know Tony Annett coined the word “Cathonomics” I am suggesting we start using the term to understand how to bring about the greater good for People, the Planet, Purpose in Life, & Prosperity for the common good of all.

The word “Cathonomics” is the integration of “Catholic Social Teachings” with “Economics,” which allows us to understand better how to focus our efforts and our causes on bringing about an impact on the world, especially in our new world of technological change. We are in the early stages of the Autonomous Revolution that is bringing to society the question of whether we are entering an era where No Human will be Required. A world where the meaning of work and the definition of work will change. How will we redefine the value of humans in daily activity? Think about how often we ask, “what do you do?” when we meet someone, and that all too often sets the “bar” for the valuation.

Cathonomics” allow us to demonstrate to the world it is all about the greater good of humans. An understanding of the difference in being a human and the difference it makes.

Technology will drive us to grapple with questions about the nature of being human, and this is where we will find ourselves employing the See-Judge-Act methods to implement the characteristics of “Cathonomics” to work towards an understanding of what it means to be accessible as humans to achieve prosperity in life, is of primary moral importance and, second, that well-being must be understood in terms of people’s talents, capabilities and functionings as a human being and not just productivity.

No matter where you live on this planet, the question remains, “Are we becoming a society where No Human will be Required?” Joseph Cardijn and his early followers found their focus in the world of “work” and expanded into the world of students and families in various movements. We are all involved in some shape or manner. Joseph Cardijn understood the spirit of the Sermon on the Mount, Catholic Social Teachings, and its application to the industrial revolution.

Tony Annett brings the focus of economics to social teachings and the Sermon on the Mount. Remember the phrase coined by James Carville in 1992, “It’s The economy, stupid.” But today, we must understand the ECONOMY in the contest for the greater good. Tony Annett earnestly brings out this understanding in his book “Cathonomics: How Catholic Tradition Can Create a More Just Economy.”

Understanding the foundation of Cathonomics in the context of the Cardijn Methodology allows us to create capabilities through Cultural Change & Emerging Technology.

Cathonomics will become a practice of economic thinking about new prosperity for a global world. Understanding the importance of caring for the planet and being human is not just about hours worked or “punching a clock.”

Cathonomics” with the Cardijn Methods will allow us to address the issues we face regarding food, energy, education, healthcare, and the nature of work. 

The future, as envisioned in the encyclicals, the documents of Vatican II, and the vision of Pope Francis, is entirely possible, and it’s our choice. The only question is: Will we be active leaders and participants? Historically speaking, in free societies, political leaders don’t lead; they follow. They follow the movements of the people.

It is time for us to move toward the greater good.

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