Sacred Economics

I came across this film of Charles Eisenstein talking about economics based on gifts rather than earnings – economics not predicated on growth.   I thought it was very interesting …

Sacred Economics

I’m currently reading Bill McKibben’s book ‘Eaarth’.  Thus far in (just finished chapter 2), he is also challenging the notion of endless growth.  He suggests that we have grown the economy (and our civilisation) about as much as nature will permit and we are about to crash off a cliff, or the bubble is about to burst, or any other metaphor of catastrophe you care to employ.  I am very interested in how we can re-order our lives around community, earth-care (and people-care), in a deeper connection to the world of which we are part: living “lightly, carefully, gracefully” (to quote the title of chapter 4).

 

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