Sacred Economics

Posted: 02/06/2014 in Democracy, Education, Finance, Freedom, ONE planet
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I have touched onto this topic many times – even downloaded the book ready to read, but never got into it; truth I don’t think I will.

Most of what he talks about in this clip, and I surmise, in his book I am sure I would agree with. But what he begins with concerns money, and he say money is the problem. Resoundingly money is not the problem. Using money to facilitate bartering is nowhere near the problem, but what money is has enabled the unscrupulous to create the problems. The problem is not money it is the 1%. The problem is not that we have a system in which goods are produced and that those goods are then traded usually through the exchange of money. This is not the problem.

The problem that money makes easier is that money can be easily accumulated, money can be easily printed, and now non-existent computer-money (zeroes) can be accumulated in bank accounts. To see money as the problem ignores trading that has functioned for centuries without causing the problems that are associated with Eisenstein’s money.

As we mostly agree why is this blog or criticism necessary? Because it targets all of us. His solutions are excellent but they target us all, and will not resolve the problems. We are not the problem, the 1% are the problem, accumulation is the problem. Whilst all that Eisienstein talks of is part of the solution, there is a a more pressing and immediate solution – de-accumulating. Preventing accumulation is the solution. Preventing the few from accumulating by capping them, preventing the puppets of these few from printing fiat money, redistributing the enormous fortunes back into the economy for people, preventing accumulation games of futures and other stock manipulations, these are the solutions – attack accumulation. Start with the richest and see how quickly the world gets better. If their accumulation were prevented then their power would dissipate, the problems of mass production would disappear because there be no benefits for those who accumulate. It is not products, the creation or sales of products that is the problem, it is the way those who have accumulated can use such production to increase their accumulation at whatever the cost.

Now my solution is completely idealistic but it does not ask for wholesale change – just a capping of the few. But Eisenstein talks of gift economy. Excellent – we give, and people will give back. Works a bit. In my personal case I look at my gift balance sheet and I give far more than I get, BUT and a it’s a big but people do give back, people do treat me well and life is so much better. I respect GAIA, and GAIA gives back to me. This is all true, so if you can manage to participate in some kind of giving then life will be so much better for you. But it is not an economic system, it is a way of making life better, you feel better, people treat you better, all this is true.

But you will be hit. In a system where giving is not respected there are plenty of people who see givers as a soft touch so you can’t be completely giving or you will be emptied out – not just financially but emotionally. However if you can work within giving networks then you will enjoy life so much, far more than any of those exploiters with zeroes.

Sacred economics is an interesting approach.

Eisenstein Talk

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