NOVEMBER BOOK SELECTION: Sacred Economics – by Charles Eisentstein

This is the book selection for the November meetings of the non-fiction bookclub:

November 10th meeting being held at the home of Ed Adams, 1042 Oriole Drive, Peterborough at 2pm

November 24th meeting being held at the home of Linda Palmason, 3022 Westridge Blvd., Peterborough at 2pm

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed

sacred-economicsto 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 into 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