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Marc Fleurbaey, with Olivier Bouin, Ravi Kanbur, Helga Nowotny, Elisa Reis, Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic (foreword by Amartya Sen), Manifesto for social progress, The Discovery, 288 p., 16 €.


Meetings of the Christian Movement of Managers and Leaders (MCC) Marc Fleurbaey will receive January 17 from 7 pm 45. This conference, entitled "Progress, did you say progress?" is led by Guillaume Goubert, director of The crossand will take place at the Center Sèvres in Paris. You can follow it live on YouTube via the Center Sèvres chain. Information and registration:, tab "Events"


Facilitators of the international panel for social progress (read The cross January 20, 2017, pages 22 and 23) wanted to respond to growing public concern: "Deregulation, economic crisis, social tensions, democratic destabilization, war: the period 1980-2030 will repeat the drama of 1890-1940, with the further possibility to be followed by environmental disasters that go through everything on their way in the second half of the century? "


Based on the collective worldwide work of some 260 social scientists, the authors of the Manifesto for social progress offer "A vision based on a new way of thinking and reforming our most important institutional pillars: markets, companies, social protection policies and mechanisms for democratic consultation". They deliver "A message of hope and a call to action". Website of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP):