Currently, policy makers, economic operators and every person make their decisions taking into account just the effects on a short-time horizon (1 to 5 years). This decision-model is unsustainable in a long term perspective, because of the deleterious effects it has on the environment (e.g., an investment with a 5 year timeframe will certainly not take into account the effects on the environment), on the whole society (a shortsighted thinking feeds the intergenerational conflict and increases the social conflict) and on the economy itself (such a model can damage the resources of a territory, that will see its value falling in the long period).
So what can we do? The Association proposes a new economic model named ‘Long Term Economy,’ a concept developed by Dario Ruggiero in 2011 with the creation of the web-site www.lteconomy.it. This model helps (through analysis, articles, interviews, case studies, conferences, promotion of companies) companies and institutions think in a Long Term Perspective.