For years and years, I’ve been fascinated by economics, and never able to make sense of it even though I was always good with numbers and studied theoretical mathematics for some years. It was decades before I understood why: economics is premised on the assumption of scarcity. Indeed, it is defined as the study of the allocation of scarce resources.
Then, on top of that, economics is based on a second assumption that also never made sense to me: that we, humans, are fundamentally motivated by the desire to maximize our own personal gain, narrowly defined, and are willing to do so at just about any cost.
In the years since, I have dedicated significant portions of my investigations, study, reading, conversation, and visioning to examining and questioning these assumptions and discovering and inventing other possibilities.
In one of my blog posts, Life, Interdependence, and the Pursuit of Meeting Needs, I laid out the basic framework that emerges from those years.
It seems to me that freeing ourselves from the grip of exchange and accumulation is a difficult, lifelong process that takes recognizing the grip, understanding its context and source, envisioning alternatives, and working to transform our internal structures that keep us beholden to money.
This is the purpose of these calls.
For more information visit the Questioning Money page on The Fearless Heart website.
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