Angels and Economics

Ethical blog - Sat, 12/12/2015 - 13:21

Angels are non-physical beings who perform benevolent acts as intermediaries between God (or Heaven) and Earth. The role of angels includes protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out God’s tasks.

What is remarkably about angels is the fact that they do good things without consuming physical matter or energy and hence they do not make any negative impact on the geochemistry of the Earth. The ecological footprint of angels is zero but their overall impact on socio-ecological well-being is highly positive. This kind of beings are needed for restoring the economy of the Earth.

Economics is often called as ‘dismal science’. It is not without reason. Economics capitalizes on the dark side of human nature, self-interest, greed, competition and the like. But this is not necessarily so. We need an ‘angelic economics” which cultivates the best (and not the worst) of human actors: compassion, care, and generosity. All of us can live and function like angels. We can minimize the material throughput of our activities and do good for others and for ourselves - inspired by the genius of our angels.