The Gift Economy and the Commons

Can “the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible” be an opening to a greater cultural renaissance, a world renaissance? How can we restore a common sense of what belongs to all of us, at all scales?

This is a conversation between International Economist and Kosmos Journal featured-contributor, James B. Quilligan and Charles Eisenstein, author of several books including The Ascent of Humanity (2007), Sacred Economics (2011), and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (2013). It was recorded at Immediacy Studio in Media, PA on June 27, 2012.

Also addressed in this conversation: How do we implement a desire to replenish all life without monetary reward being the dominant way? How can the internet contribute to create collective action out of the many individual actions, differently from what the market fundamentalists tell us?

An Immediacy Production, for Kosmos Journal.

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