Circulation, not hoarding

In nature, headlong growth and all-out competition are features of immature ecosystems, followed by complex interdependency, symbiosis, cooperation, and the cycling of resources. The next stage of human economy will parallel what we are beginning to understand about nature. It will call forth the gifts of each of us; it will emphasize cooperation over competition; it will encourage circulation over hoarding; and it will be cyclical, not linear… The economy will shrink, and our lives will grow.

From the first chapter of Sacred Economics, by Charles Eisenstein, a book about money that makes my heart ache with hope.

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