11 Nov 2014
Author and lecturer Charles Eisenstein speaks to Earth Focus about transitioning to a new kind of economics that privileges sustainability and penalizes pollution. He traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism revealing how the money system contributed to alienation, competition and scarcity destroying communities and the planet through endless growth. Eisenstein says today’s conventional economic growth trends have reached their extreme. But, in the wake of their collapse we may find great opportunities to transition to a more connected, ecological and sustainable way of being, he contends.
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Editor’s Note: While Eisenstein’s ideas may sound farfetched, countries like Ecuador and Bolivia are leading the way by amending their constitutions to grant equal right to nature. Read more about it here and here.