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Charting recovery

workingnotes_01How good it would be if economic recovery in Ireland were to be balanced, sustainable and just. The current issue of Working Notes, published by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, is entitled What Direction for Recovery?, and it explores what would be required to ensure this. Gerry O’Hanlon SJ examines practical proposals for how to generate an economy with higher values than the one that has so badly let us down. And Anne B. Ryan writes about the “philosophy of  enough”, outlining how a culture, aesthetic and morality built around a sense of sufficiency, rather than excess, would give us the chance to cultivate good values, renew the ecosphere, and promote social justice. The final article, by Gerard Doyle, discusses the beneficial role social enterprise could play in responding to unemployment and lack of services in disadvantaged communities. See the JCFJ website.