The Cordial Economy

Recently I came across an interesting book, The Cordial Economy, by Patrici Calvo. He emphasizes mutual recognition and reciprocity. Here’s an excerpt from the Prologue and a link to the book:

The main thesis sustained throughout this work is about the cooperation that appears and develops in economic activity, not only through self-interest or for strategic reasons, but also through the cordial recognition that already exists, in fact, when we establish relationships with one another. Along these lines, cordial reciprocity is proposed as a basis for cooperation. In other words, emphasis is placed on this exclusively human capacity to reciprocate, to be committed and to deal with a common objective from the perspective of us and not just I: an us that must be cordially acknowledged.

The Cordial Economy on Google Books