Subscribe to Charles Newsletter Connect on Facebook Read Online Welcome to the HTML version of Sacred Economics. The full version is here in English, along with full and partial translations into other languages. Sacred Economics Full text of Sacred Economics in Romanian can be found here. Introduction: (German) (Swedish) (French) (Hungarian) (Italian) (Dutch) (Greek) (Polish) Chapter 1: The Gift World (German)(Swedish) (Polish) (Dutch) (Italian)(Greek – Part 1)(Greek – Part 2) Chapter 2: Greed and the Illusion of Scarcity (German) (Swedish) (Polish) (Dutch) (Greek Part 1) (Greek Part 2) Chapter 3: Money and the Mind (German) (Swedish) (Polish)(Dutch) (Greek Part 1) (Greek Part 2) Chapter 4: The Trouble with Property (German) (Swedish) (Polish) (Greek Part 1)(Greek Part 2) Chapter 5: The Corpse of the Commons (German) (Swedish) (Polish) (Greek Part 1) (Greek Part 2) Chapter 6: The Economics of Usury (German) (Swedish)(Polish)(Greek Part 1) (Greek Part 2)(Greek Part 3)
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Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development - Herman E. Daly - Google Booksnovaglobe | Don't wait for politicians, just create a new world our selvesResources for further study | Matslats - Community currency engineerThe following is a personal selection of resources which point towards the need for a resurgence in local money systems. Economics Money as debt (40 mins video). An introduction to the present money system, and how bankers profited at each stage of its evolution. The future of money (book) Bernard Lietaer, A global perspective on why only complementary currencies can save the world (2000) Banking quotes from the Founding fathers (warning: may cause alarm.) The Secret of Oz How the struggle for control of America's money was allegorised in a popular children's book. (103 mins) I want the earth plus 5%, a parable about the evolution of banking Douglas Rushkoff, (16 mins video) Radical Abundance: How We Get Past "Free" and Learn to Exchange Value Again Article: Out of the Box Thinking about our Financial Crisis The Lost Science of Money, book by Stephen Zarlenga. The End of Money and the Future of Civilization Book critiquing of the money system and a proposal for a mutual credit economy Cyclos
First the SeedThe Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology Jack Ralph Kloppenburg, Jr. Publication Year: 2004 First the Seed spotlights the history of plant breeding and shows how efforts to control the seed have shaped the emergence of the agricultural biotechnology industry. 1988 Cloth, 1990 Paperback, Cambridge University PressWinner of the Theodore Saloutos Award of the Agricultural History SocietyWinner of the Robert K. Published by: University of Wisconsin Press Preface to the second edition Download PDF (26.5 KB) pp. xiii-xiv Sixteen years after the initial publication of First the Seed, I am presented with the opportunity to revisit my work and evaluate it against the backdrop of subsequent events. Preface to the first edition Download PDF (268.4 KB) pp. xv-xviii It is only March 8, but I planted today. Acknowledgments Download PDF (94.3 KB) pp. xix-xx It is with mingled senses of relief and pleasure that I complete tis book. 1. Download PDF (1.3 MB) pp. 1-18 2. Download PDF (2.1 MB) pp. 19-49 3.
Teaching Community, Family, and Social Skills as Elements of Educational Curriculum for LifeThis page outlines teaching curriculum ideas for Community, Family, and Social Skills as elements of the “Play” category of the Curriculum for Life component of the open source Education for Life Program. This curriculum is meant as a globally collaborative and ever-expanding archive of ideas to be combined with the Teaching Strategies for Life component, and Learning Tools and Toys for Life component, to create endless Lesson Plans for Life purposed to grow and evolve what we feel will be the most comprehensive, effective, and diversely applicable free-education program and open source and free-shared project-launch usable education blueprint in the world. The following is a list of community, family, and social skills curriculum topics divided into 3 categories: “Community,” “Family,” and “Social Skills.” If you have an idea or section that you believe should be included here, please send it to us using our Suggestions Page. Community What is a community? Family What is a family?
Silent SpringSilent Spring is an environmental science book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin on September 27, 1962. The book documented the detrimental effects on the environment—particularly on birds—of the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation and public officials of accepting industry claims unquestioningly. In the late 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially environmental problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to the American public. Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, but it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, led to a nationwide ban on DDT for agricultural uses, and inspired an environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Research and writing Content
Økonomien er baseret på falske principper om endeløs vækstEva Gladek (tw: @emgladek) har polske rødder, er vokset op i New York, har gået i en international skole, bor nu i Amsterdam. Hun kalder sig selv verdensborger. Alligevel arbejder hun nu på at realisere den ny grønne økonomi, hvor lokal selvforvaltning, størst mulig selvforsyning, lokal bytteøkonomi og den slags er i centrum. Det sker via firmaet Metabolic Lab, startet for halvandet år siden og nu med omkring 20 medarbejdere. »Jeg var direktør i et andet konsulentfirma, men jeg var så frustreret over, at de råd og analyser, jeg producerede, aldrig blev implementeret. Et eksempel er De Ceuvel, et projekt i det nordlige Amsterdam, hvor et gammelt forurenet industriområde ved vandet skal forvandles til et grønt kvarter for kreative og sociale virksomheder med lukkede næringsstof- og vandkredsløb, vedvarende energi, egen produktion af grøntsager, genanvendelse af byggematerialer m.m. »En regenerativ urban oase« betegner Metabolic-folkene det. »Det er et af mange eksempler på det, vi laver.
Nature’s matrix: Linking agriculture, conservation and food sovereigntyAn important book argues that conservationists who focus on creating nature preserves are undermining their own cause. To truly protect biodiversity, environmentalists must support the global struggle of peasant farmers for human rights, land, and sustainable agriculture. NATURE’S MATRIX Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty by Ivette Perfecto,John Vandermeer,and Angus Wright Earthscan, 2009 reviewed by Ian Angus In any discussion of biodiversity and species extinction, someone insists that overpopulation is the problem. For a convincing antidote to such views, I highly recommend Nature’s Matrix, an important book by ecologists Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer and Angus Wright. The issue is not how many people there are, but what the people do: some forms of agriculture destroy life, others preserve and expand it. A doomed strategy “On the reserves purchased through donations to the Trust, which are expertly managed by its overseas partners, permanent protection is in place.
From Sharing Economy To Gift EcologyCouple weeks back, Sam and I spoke at a local gathering in Oakland. In casual conversation, the convener of our circle, Syra tells us: "I love that so many people are talking about sharing. See, I'm always campaigning for it," handing us a card for local sharing event. "But you know, I tried to get into this sharing conference, and it was 500 bucks! Doesn’t that just feel wrong? Most of us can’t afford that kind of sharing." Like many, Syra consolidated two ideas into one: sharing and giving. Sharing has elements of inter-connectedness, of a village-like community, of a transformative altruism. It's a pattern we've seen before. Now, it seems like sharing is having its turn. On paper, it seems like a good idea to build an app to share my lawn mower with everyone on my block. Consider ride sharing services, that allow everyday folks to turn their cars into cabs. When what used to be shared informally turns into a formal, commoditized transaction, we lose something.
The One-Straw RevolutionMasanobu Fukuoka (1913-2008) was a farmer and philosopher who was born and raised on the Japanese island of Shikoku. He studied plant pathology and spent several years working as a customs inspector in Yokohama. While working there, at the age of 25, he had an inspiration that changed his life. He decided to quit his job, return to his home village and put his ideas into practice by applying them to agriculture. Over the next 65 years he worked to develop a system of natural farming that demonstrated the insight he was given as a young man, believing that it could be of great benefit to the world. In 1975 he wrote The One-Straw Revolution, a best-selling book that described his life’s journey, his philosophy, and farming techniques. After The One-Straw Revolution was published in English, Mr.