Circular flow of money, closed circuit between production and consumption, mechanical system self-sustaining, to a new look at the dynamic interrelationships between economic systems and the set of physical and social systems. In short, articulate the economy on fundamental biophysical notions such as the laws of thermodynamics: respect for ecosystems through prevent generate more waste of what they tolerate, not extract more of the renewable biological systems, rescue the biophysical indicators of the domain of the domain of the monetary indicators. All this and more, but the wrapper is the socio-economic system that dominates all the environmental problems. Richard Norgaard (a sociology of the environment coevolucionista) defined it accurately: interpret economic activity and ecological management as a process coevolucionario. A retomado dominance of politics over the economy would impose an ecological boundary decisions, taking account of the unposted effects in the market, i.e. breaking the dissociation between the formation of prices and the biosphere and the community.
The word solidarity isn’t in economics textbooks. This is that we have defined several times as the economy with a human face can also be him as solidarity economy. The economy, Yes, but the environmental crisis must be addressed as part of the general crisis that is the core of this interregnum where the paradigms fall, dissolve the episteme or the symbolic universe is wrapped by a Nebula. We have been, and we are still in this field, in a technological paradigm now challenged by an ecological paradigm. Philosophy has wondered about the fate of man and now repeats the question, since the subject that concerns us. Economy is replaced the periclitada idea of unlimited growth with the new one of sustainable development.
In replacement of the old ideologies sprout feminist, pacifist and environmentalist movements, but the ecological paradigm as a new science is which responds to this particular challenge, this specific crisis that affects human survival by depletion of the House. The demiurge wobbles. They must review the relationships between science and policy and repoliticize the field of epistemological debates. This is the risk society, there is no doubt (Ulrich Beck, the society of risk, 1986), but one where the value of a pop-up citizenship with political consciousness influences it. It is necessary to submit the technoscience to democratic political control and that means education and decision-making mechanisms commensurate with the challenge. The old alliance between science and politics already carried its products end of depletion, as I have repeated, products such as the nation-State or the predatory economy. The ecological crisis has at least served to challenge the domain of the economy on politics. The joy of an environmentalist philosophy will serve to end to end. The new partnership between science and politics should serve to delineate and build the institutions of the world coming. Politics, thus, reabsorbed to power and will reconvert it in an encounter with the potentiality of human life.