Talk on “The Economy of Sabbath” by Prof. Franz Segbers
19. Nov. 2018
On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Prof. Franz Segbers (Marburg) gave a talk on “The Economy of Sabbath” in the assembly hall (Aula) of FAU. The event was part of the event series “Eine Uni – ein Buch” (One University—One Book).
Everything has got to do with economic constraints. Economic growth is the old and the new magic word. The merciless mobilization of human labor and Earth’s resources has released a destructive dynamic. Considering the capital invasion on people’s whole lives and lifetime, the Sabbath economy has a critical potential, which gives hope for a future of a good life for all. The Sabbath economy of pre-capitalistic times is not simply a historically overcome economy, but contains wisdoms and insights for an economy, based on other ethical guiding principles.