Civil Economy. A New Approach to the Market in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Stefano Zamagni


After explaining the reasons why we must urgently reexamine the foundations of the market economy, the article goes on to illustrate the main differences between the civil market and capitalist market models. It then answers the question of why, in the last quarter of a century, the concept of the civil economy has reemerged as a topic of public debate and scientific research. In particular, it highlights the reasons why the fourth industrial revolution postulates a civil market if the risks involved with the advancement of transhumanism are to be avoided. The article ends with an invitation to transcend the contradictions of the culture of libertarian individualism. 

Palabras clave

Fourth industrial revolution; civil market; transhumanism; libertarian individualism; reciprocity.

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