10 years ago

“What does it mean to live in a gift-economy? ” (VIDEO) + (BOOK)

Charles Eisenstein’s book Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme, but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being. In keeping with one of the main themes of the book, Charles has made the full text of the book available online as a gift. Also watch the 12-min. short film here from talented Director Ian Mackenzie. Basically a teaser on the ideas of Charles Eisenstein. A-one-to-read!