What does sustainable economics mean and might it have anything to do with 'sacred economics'? Read this recent article posted by Charles Eisenstein on Reality Sandwich and engage in the discussion. I would love to hear what 7th Generation members have to think! http://www.realitysandwich.com/sacred_economics
As a brief, he talks about our association with money as profane and calls for ' A transformation from profanity to sacredness in money.' And yet what has it come to mean for something to be called sacred? He looks closer at what the terms scared, holy, and divine have come to mean and concludes, "It is hugely ironic and hugely significant that the one thing on the planet most closely resembling the forgoing conception of the divine is money! It is an invisible, immortal force that surrounds and steers all things, omnipotent and limitless, an 'invisible hand' that, it is said, makes the world go 'round'." He looks at money as an abstraction and draws from ecology to describe his idea of a sacred economy. He considers money's original purpose as to 'simply connect human gifts with human needs' and develops his ideas of a Gift economy.
Do give it a read, reflect, and then share your thoughts and feelings on the matter. Please note however that this is merely an introduction to a larger book that he is in the process of writing, so consider it an appetizer!
Economics is an important part of sustainability that we need look at, so lets dive in...