Probable in this interest-rate-driven and growth-dependent economy, because we’ve privatized, monetized and destroyed so much of what was once commonly owned, we’re running out of growth options. So, what I mean by “sacred economics” is the realigning of money with those things that are becoming sacred to us today, those things that we deeply value. While I'm still processing much of what is in Sacred Economics, the spirit of the gift that underlies its message has left me feeling less more grateful, more generous, more connected, and more safe. I love his take on our current money system, gift economies, and his attitude that changes to our money system are already happening. Start by marking “Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Charles Eisenstein Through a blatantly narcissistic exposition, Eisenstein preaches that modernity = depravity, that the Second Law of Thermodynamics has been repeatedly violated by technologies confiscated by occult powers, and that our poor health pales in comparison with the might of the ancient hunter-gatherer. Eisenstein leads us through a brief history of economics and how we reached this point in time. So far I haven't found any others that do a better job of it. I think his vision of a gift-based, community-rich, environmentally restorative, human-potential driven future is basically what humanity needs. Does money, as the greatest tool that we have created to organize human activity, help to serve this purpose? I would recommend everyone to read this book and be inspired! This book is one of my top recent reads. He's not scolding or nostalgic for a return to an earlier time. Capitalism is a system based on infinite growth in a finite system--this means our current economic system is UNSUSTAINABLE!! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I love his take on our current money system, gift economies, and his attitude that changes to our money system are already happening. Eisenstein leads us through a brief history of economics and how we reached this point in time. Listening to him it was like someone had taken every really important thread I had been following for the last twenty years and woven them together into a coherent narrative. Sacred Economics: Money, Gift & Society in the Age of Transition The move away from the money economy itself isn't new. A broadly integrated synthesis of theory, policy, and practice, Sacred Economics explores avant-garde concepts of the New Economics, including negative-interest currencies, local currencies, resource-based economics, gift economies, and the restoration of the commons. Through a blatantly narcissistic exposition, Eisenstein preaches that modernity = depravity, that the Second Law of Thermodynamics has been repeatedly violated by technologies confiscated by occult powers, and th. I couldn't see how they would r. I want to give Eisenstein great marks for his courage to dream and his massive determination to figure out a better kind of economy. Many of us dream it is, and Charles Eisenstein’s latest book, Sacred Economics, shows that it’s possible and even probable. When I got the book, I was quite intimidated. ", I want to give Eisenstein great marks for his courage to dream and his massive determination to figure out a better kind of economy. I picked it up because a Goodreads friend rated it highly, and I became curious -- How could economics be sacred? I bought this book at one of his lectures...where I was actually blown away. He's not scolding or nostalgic for a return to an earlier time. • It will be an extension of the ecosystem, not a violation of it. I think his vision of a gift-based, community-rich, environmentally restorative, human-potential driven future is basically what humanity needs.