Published: 11th Apr 2018

  Christian Felber is an economist who founded the Economy for the Common Good, an economic model focused on the wellbeing of people and the environment. His book, ‘Money, The New Rules of the Game’ has recently been republished in English. He spoke to Thomas Barrett about how economics can address inequality.       You would like to see businesses contribute to a  balance sheet which would assess their contribution to the ‘common good’. How would this work in practice? The common good balance sheet measures the contribution of a company to the common good in values such as dignity, solidarity, sustainability, justice or democracy. Each value is broken down in concrete aspects which is measured in four steps. Every business can obtain a maximum of 1000 common good points. The better the common good balance sheet result, the stronger the legal incentives. This might be lower taxes, tariffs, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)