Genres: Documentary (2019 Remix)
Duration: 12:27 minutes
Filmmaker: Ian MacKenzie
Charles Eisenstein 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.
More info at: sacred-economics.com
Read the book: Sacred Economics, Revised: Money, Gift & Society in the Age of Transition on Amazon
Charles Eisenstein’s course, Living in the Gift explores the Gift Economy in depth.
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What do the Economics of Happiness, New Economy, Doughnut Economics, Sacred Economics, the Gift Economy, Solidarity Economy, Regenerative Economy, Wellbeing Economy, and Local Economies have in common? They are all part of a movement which proposes a solution-oriented economic mindset for 21st century challenges. “Regenerative Economies for a Thriving Future” includes nine documentaries and dozens of key organizations working to renew ecological, social and spiritual well-being by activating a cultural shift towards economic localization – the building of a future where people, communities, and ecosystems thrive.
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