The Gift Community
Tuesday, Amanda from Kind Over Matter shared a post about Charles Eisenstein and his concept of Gift Economy. His book, Sacred Economics, takes a look into the dysfunctional way we've used an agreement (money) and given it a magical power that has become at the root of most of our problems. But this book's purpose is to alter our perception and view money as equal to everything else in this universe, nothing more and nothing less. This will be done by changing our attitudes about what it is to be human. This Yale graduate explains how we can all live in greater abundance by returning to money's original purpose which was simply connect human gifts with human needs. Money is an agent of the gift.
This is a short film featuring Charles from documentary filmmaker Ian MacKenzie that explains the money system and how it is no longer sustainable.
I might add here that in the spirit of the Gift Economy, Sacred Economics is available online as a gift. If you choose to make a donation as a return gift, a form is available. I have a new hero!