Charles Eisenstein

Thrive Now Webinar series - Webinar 2: - An interview with Charles Eisenstein, author of "The Ascent of Humanity".

Ron McCorkle of the Urbiculture Foundation interviews author and speaker Charles Eisenstein and opens the space for our participation and questioning.

Charles Eisenstein is a noted, upcoming thinker who has written a much appreciated and widely referenced criticism in response to the Thrive movie. You can read that essay "Thrive - The story is wrong but the spirit is right".

Charles advocates constructive action towards ecosocial regeneration through establishing regenerative enterprises, complementary currencies, gift circles and more. The key is, according to Charles, to contradict the separation that seems to have been the driving force in creating the current, destructive culture with it's strong addiction to technical fixes that serve only to deepen the alienation of humans from nature and each other. Organic systems such as community based currencies that lose value when they are hoarded are a high priority in his scheme to bring about re-connection on a massive scale.

To enter the argument fully, Charles has written a new book, "Sacred Economics", which traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme-and in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

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