Charles Eisenstein suggests that money has become too important in our day-to-day lives. Many needs could be better met without money.
What is the story of self?
Economic Growth is the result of taking away from our fellow man something from nature that was once free, and then sell it back to them. This cuts us off from nature and each other.
Gift Economy is getting in touch with the truth that to heal the damage that has been done on earth will require a miraculous new understanding of how beautiful life can be.
Tom Tresser makes the observation that business is mis-aligned. Big business blunders such as the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico or the bank bailouts are bound to continue to happen. David Howitt points out that the world is fractured and needs to be "fixed." He proposes the idea of a Gift Economy. The economy gains momentum when people start to offer something that they have as a gift, in the forms of product, service or cash, free to the community without any strings attached.
founder & CEO of Meriwether Group
author of Heed Your Call
Mindset of Abundance
Public Banking Institute
Stuart School of Business