Ethics’ editorial board of 11 experts analyzes the key trends and ideas that will set the agenda for the new year in a December-February work published in the 55th edition of the digital edition. version.

Ethics presents the trends that have made the biggest impact this year by asking themselves the question: “Where is the world heading and what should we expect from 2023?” The editorial board of the journal analyzes the main problems that will mark the near future.

After a year marked by such influential episodes as the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis and inflation, the authors of the publication predict that Spain will not be hit by a recession to the extent that the average for the euro area, although there are important problems both at the national level and at the national level. and at the international level.

Experts highlight major key issues for 2023, such as job uncertainty, intellectual mirages, checking the news, or defending civil rights or human dignity. In just one year, a very complex agenda filled with Spanish elections such as regional, local and general elections, as well as the Spanish Presidency of the European Union in the second half of the year.

Economist Jordi Sevilla believes that “there is reason to be optimistic about 2023, and I do not foresee a recession.” According to José Ignacio Torreblanca, political scientist and director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) in Madrid, “Russia is still strong.”

Reflecting on the year 2023, Adela Cortina, a philosopher and professor of ethics, believes that “the big challenge is to create a ‘we’ that is ready to continue to defend human dignity.” According to political scientist Christine Monge, “Europe must choose between maintaining emergency measures or returning to the path of the Green Pact.”

Philosopher and writer Fernando Savater offers to analyze the moment in which we live, and believes that “we need to start fighting exaggerations.” For his part, Eduardo Madina, director of strategy at Harmon, believes that “polarization is where almost all the debate has been in the last decade.”

“Correcting the prejudice associated with ageism involves understanding that the word “old” does not mean anything significant,” reflects Victoria Camps, a philosopher and permanent adviser to the Council of State.

Elena Pisonero, President and Founder of Taldig, explains that “we must cross and use technology as a partner in the development of our professions”, while José Antonio Marina, philosopher and educator, believes that “we need a third generation humanism that can understand our intellect and his creations.

Finally, Alberto Andreu, an economist and associate professor at the University of Navarra, emphasizes that “companies will have to deal with the destruction of corporate culture.” And Elena Herrero-Beaumont, director of Ethosfera, reflects on the media and believes that “real journalism is very important for the formation of a healthy public opinion.”

Pablo Blasquez, editor of the Ethics, argues that “in a global context of polarization and populist movements, the Ethics seeks to be part of that enlightened resistance that must fight the rise of illiberal movements. Along with an analysis of global trends and the Sustainable Development Goals, this call to defend liberal democracy is now at the center of our mission as an editorial project.”