|Nobel economics laureate Joseph Stiglitz on U.S. economic policy -
“It’s doing nothing for the American economy, but it’s causing chaos over the rest of the world. It’s a very strange policy that they are pursuing.”
Ed. note: A fascinating account of the way it just might be, behind all the pomp and propaganda. One might liken the leading nations and their currencies to dying elephants thrashing about, struggling for ‘sustenance.’
|From: Breaking All The Rules / Sartre -|
Guest post by Brian Dean
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A new documentary currently being completed by Katie Teague, called, “Money & Life” (Trailer 3:40 min.). Here Katie talks about her documentary –
“Inspired by the possibility of generating real transformative social change from the opportunity of the current economic and financial crisis, I have been on a two year odyssey studying the money system and interviewing cutting edge thinkers and leaders on the issue of the day.
“The film proposes that money, like other social technologies, is a reflection of our consciousness as individuals and as a society. If we are indeed in the midst of a planetary evolutionary shift, then money is one of the most important aspects of the postmodern world to grapple with, given its pervasiveness in our lives and throughout the world. The film’s basic inquiry is: can our understanding of money and how we relate to it be transformed to serve our highest capacities and values?”
Source: Varun Soni | The Huffington Post
In 2007 the U.N. adopted a resolution recognizing Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday (October 2) as the “International Day of Non-Violence.” The resolution highlights “the holistic nature and the continued relevance of the Mahatma’s message for our times, indeed for all times to come. It encompasses the rejection of violence against oneself, against others, against other groups, against other societies and against nature.”
From The Huffington Post –
This year, Gandhi’s birthday is an opportunity for the U.N. to think deeply about how Gandhian peacemaking can be relevant to its work of engagement, mediation, and reconciliation.