Thank you for posting this. I have long imagined a world based on somother Ghandi err than money, like love, creativity, caring, service, compassion.
Those who believe we couldn’t live without capitalism tell me no one would be motivated then but I don’t believe it. Who has ever truly *deeply* been motivated by money ?
Little dirty often smelly pieces of paper or invisible digital bits-not exciting at all!
Capitalism is rooted in power over others-money is just the tool used to achieve that.
In societies based on family, kinship and obligation insteadof power over/money people still get things done.
Creativity is rampant, everyone eats, dances, laughs, makes love. What’s missing?
Toxic waste, radiation, poverty, and 37 flavors of toothpaste. I can easily live without those-and without skyscrapers, paved everything, factory farms, mindless entertainment and endless wars. How about you all? Would you really miss those things?
This NY Times article by Sam Polk is the best article I’ve read to date about Wall Street. It begins:
“IN my last year on Wall Street my bonus was $3.6 million — and I was angry because it wasn’t big enough. I was 30 years old, had no children to raise, no debts to pay, no philanthropic goal in mind. I wanted more money for exactly the same reason an alcoholic needs another drink: I was addicted.”
The article goes on to reveal an inside look into perhaps the most pervasive and unchecked addiction in our culture … one with enormous ripple effects but so lauded by so many people that not a single support group exists for it. Yet. Please click here to read this insightful and eventually inspiring article by a former hedge-fund trader and the founder of the nonprofit Groceryships.
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