Sacred Economics Part 3: The Roadmap to a Sacred Economics

So what are Eisenstein’s proposals to take us from the economy of separation to the Sacred Economy of beauty and connectedness? Each gets its own detailed chapter, but they are helpfully summarized in the middle of the book (pp 332-346). Nick Rose reviewing Sacred Economics in On Line Opinion succinctly edited Eisenstein’s...

Sacred Economics: An Interview with Eisenstein: Part 2

Writer Jonathan Talat Phillips interviewed Eisenstein back in 2012 about the ritualistic origins of money, the spirit of the gift, negative interest banking and the alchemical art of making economics sacred. What follows are excerpts of the interview.   Can economics really be sacred or is money inherently profane?   Obviously, if anything is sacred...

Sacred Economics Part 1

Sacred Economics is a hugely ambitious book. It takes aim at the most basic intellectual and moral foundations of our modern industrial societies. Eisenstein, is fully aware that many of his arguments and proposals will seem naïve, utopian and hopelessly idealistic to skeptical readers, versed in the realities of current-day economic theory and practice....