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Sacred Economics Audiobook

Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition

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Sacred Economics 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.

This book is about how the money system will have to change - and is already changing - to embody this transition. 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. Author Charles Eisenstein also considers the personal dimensions of this transition, speaking to those concerned with "right livelihood" and how to live according to their ideals in a world seemingly ruled by money. Tapping in to a rich lineage of conventional and unconventional economic thought, Sacred Economics presents a vision that is original yet commonsense, radical yet gentle, and increasingly relevant as the crises of our civilization deepen.

©2017 Charles Eisenstein (P)2017 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"This brilliant and beautifully written book is an indispensable must-read for all those who believe our economic system is terminally sick and in need of radical, sacred rehaul. Charles Eisenstein has the great gift of being able to make complex ideas both thrilling and inspiring. I hope this book begins a serious, worldwide conversation on how we can reinvent our attitude to money." (Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism)

"While political pundits, financial analysts and Occupiers fumble on how to transcend the intensifying global financial crisis, Eisenstein is trailblazing bold new ideas and possibilities for how we conduct monetary exchange." (Jonathan Phillips, Huffington Post)

"If you want a convincing account of just how deep the shift in our new axial age is and must be, look no further than this brilliant book by Charles Eisenstein, one of the deepest integrative thinkers active today." (Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation)

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    I love the ability to go back and listen again. Mr. Eisenstein is an inspirational mind and I feel honored to have read. This book has given me hope for the future of lover earth and all nature's gifts including humans.

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    Megs 09-14-17
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    "Positive Change is Coming Please Help"

    With each person who reads and is empowered, encouraged, and engaged in these ideas humanity will be another piece closer to the beautiful transformation we so deserve for ourselves, our children and their children as well as each exceptional creature with whom we share this earth.

    My heart is lighter and more full of hope with concepts like negative interest, devaluation of currency in order to bring it back into the realm of the natural world, gifting as much as we can as often as we can to teach ourselves and others how to be in community again.

    Thanks be to C.E.

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