ERE Book Club: Sacred Economics

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Gilberto de Piento
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ERE Book Club: Sacred Economics

Post by Gilberto de Piento » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:34 pm

I can't remember how the ERE book club is supposed to work but here goes. I just finished Sacred Economics which you can read for free at: http://sacred-economics.com/read-online/

The book was long and sometimes slow but it had some interesting ideas:
A negative interest rate to keep money in use rather than being saved (probably not good for us)
Protect the commons (like the environment) by imposing costs for damaging it
More use of the "gift economy" where people help others with no expectation of direct repayment

One part that really made sense to me was that the author thinks that we've damaged our society by making everything available for money. There's now no reason to build a relationship with anyone since everything is a transaction.

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Re: ERE Book Club: Sacred Economics

Post by Dragline » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:44 pm

No rhyme or reason to the book club -- just benign neglect that falls upon yours truly.

But now that you've asked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mws6nSzeJos

For thoughts on Eisenstein and Sacred Economics:

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=6100&p=88821&hilit ... ics#p88821

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