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Occupy Love

Occupy Wall St – The Revolution Is Love with Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics: Watch Video>>

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Irreparable Human Deficit Looms in Wake of Budget-Cutting Frenzy

by Riane Eisler, Rene Redwood – OP ED

A financial debt can be paid. But the debt we’ll owe our children if investments in health, nutrition and education are slashed is irreparable. Investment in human infrastructure is essential for success in the post-industrial economy, and this should be our policymakers’ guiding economic principle.

It’s up to us to ask the hard questions: Why are we being told we can’t raise taxes on the rich, but must cut wages for teachers, nurses, child-care workers and others on whom our future depends? There is no evidence that lower taxes on corporations and millionaires raise all boats, or that massive cuts in social services have ever helped people in developing nations rise from poverty. The opposite is true. It’s countries like Canada, Sweden, New Zealand and Finland that have made commitments to caring for future generations that have risen from poverty to prosperity.

Why are we told that cutting social programs is the road to prosperity, when our past prosperity was the result of the very opposite?

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Book: Walk Out Walk On

In Walk Out Walk On, authors Meg Wheatley and Deborah Frieze invite you on a learning journey to seven communities around the world to meet people who have walked out of limiting beliefs and assumptions and walked on to create … Continue reading

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An Interview with Bernard Lietaer

Complementary Currencies for Social Change by Ravi Dykema: http://www.nexuspub.com/articles_2003/interview_2003_ja.php

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Film: The Economics of Happiness by Helena Norberg-Hodge & others

The Economics of Happiness offers not only a big-picture analysis of globalization, but a powerful message of hope for the future. Featuring: Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Michael Shuman, Juliet Schor, Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Andrew Simms, Zac Goldsmith, … Continue reading

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A Circle of Gifts

by Charles Eisenstein, author of The Ascent of Humanity. “Wherever I go and ask people what is missing from their lives, the most common answer (if they are not impoverished or seriously ill) is “community.”” more>>

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Interview: Nipun Mehta of CharityFocus

by Richard Whittaker; Feb 9, 2010

Nipun Mehta was born in Ahmedabad, India in 1975. When he was twelve, his family moved to Santa Clara, California in the heart of Silicon Valley.

I met Mehta in 2007. Having heard several amazing stories about him from Paul Van Slambrouck, retired editor of the Christian Science Monitor, I asked for an introduction. The three of us met one afternoon at a taqueria in Berkeley. In no time I felt a close connection with this very personable man. I was completely unprepared, however, when after about twenty minutes of animated conversation, he leaned across the table and asked, “How can I serve you, Richard?” Continue reading

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Intimations of a New Economic Story

by John Bloom. “Given the very real tragedy of our current economy, we need a new economic story that dispels faulty assumptions about growth, the environment, natural resources, and most importantly ourselves.”  more>>

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Buddhist Economics

an essay by E.F. Schumacher “Economists themselves, like most specialists, normally suffer from a kind of metaphysical blindness…”  more>>

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