Over the course of history, human welfare has transformed from an economy of gifts to an economy of commodities. In his new book, Sacred Economics, Charles Eisenstein explores how we can realign towards the humanity-based economy.
Before Barcelona, before Tahrir, before New York, thousands of landless farmers in Honduras began to occupy vast stretches of ill-gotten plantations in the Aguan River Valley. The government has torched their settlements, evicted their encampments and allowed wealthy landowners to murder them at will. But against all odds, the resistance grows. Help get the message out!
Today’s global economic realities reveal deep fissures within mainstream economic theory. Could this be the swansong of global capitalism or the beginning of an even more aggressive phase of neo-classical economics?
A year after the Arab Spring touched down in Bahrain, the people of that country are still demanding change. At Pearl Roundabout, the epicentre of last years' vicious government crackdown, protestors have gathered again.
Our mental software is ill prepared for the technological experiment humans have unleashed on the natural world … but it’s not too late to update the program. If you haven’t already, check out this award-winning documentary inspired by Ronald Wright’s 2005 book, A Short History of Progress.