Forum for Social Economics

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 53–69 | Cite as

Concordian Economics: Tools to Return Relevance to Economics

  • Carmine GorgaEmail author


With the help of planes and solids, this paper presents an enlargement of the field of observation of economic theory. Through this transformation, the distribution of ownership rights to money and wealth assumes a central position in economic analysis. Thus social relevance is returned to economics. The validity of this operation is confirmed by the return of the millenarian field of economic justice to its traditional function as guidance to economic policy. The paper then presents four sets of economic rights and responsibilities that offer the potential of translating principles of economic justice into the complexities of the modern world.


Economic theory Economic policy Economic practice Economic justice Economic rights and economic responsibilities Social relevance 



This paper is uniquely due to several maieutic interventions, truly beyond the call of duty, by Dr. Wilfred Dolfsma. I also would like to acknowledge a clarification brought to this paper by Godfrey Dunkley. If this paper has become a cogent presentation less exposed to potential debilitating criticism of single points, it is due to innumerable constructive suggestions by two referees of Forum. Invaluable editorial assistance was also received from John Marangos. A more detailed background for this paper is contained in “The Economics of Jubilation”, a privately circulating monograph that has been well received by such a diverse audience as Dr. Michael E. Brady, Dr. John C. Rao, Professor William J. Baumol, and Professor Roger H. Gordon. That work, in turn, is based on a framework of analysis which was greatly assisted for 27 years by Professor Franco Modigliani and 21 years by Professor Meyer L. Burstein, among others.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Polis-tics Inc.GloucesterUSA

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