Tom Atlee: Gross National Happiness & Sacred Economics

Advanced Cyber/IO, Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Commerce, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics, Government
Tom Atlee

September 13, 2011

Remarkable videos and a remarkable book about remarkable economics

This is, for me, the most inspiring TED Talk I’ve ever seen.

Silver Donald Cameron – Bhutan: The Pursuit of Gross National Happiness

And here are a film and a book that expand and deepen the view that economics can and should be about generating good lives in a good society in a good world – in ways that speak to the cultures, realities and daily lives that most of us live in.

The film is the upcoming movie “Money and Life”  – see especially the “extended trailer”, clip #2 at the bottom of the page

The book is Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition by Charles Eisenstein, for me the most significant book I’ve read in a decade, about which I’ll have more to say later but you can read a preview article here.

Finally, I offer a good closing poem.




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Owl: Financial Terrorism in USA Against USA by Wall Street and 400 Specifically Named Most Wealthy

03 Economy, 04 Education, 05 Energy, 06 Family, 07 Health, 07 Other Atrocities, 09 Justice, 10 Transnational Crime, 11 Society, Blog Wisdom, Book Lists, Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Corporations, Corruption, Counter-Oppression/Counter-Dictatorship Practices, Cultural Intelligence, Government, IO Deeds of War, Law Enforcement, Money, Banks & Concentrated Wealth, Power Behind-the-Scenes/Special Interests, True Cost, Waste (materials, food, etc)
Who? Who?

EXCLUSIVE: Analysis of Financial Terrorism in America: Over 1 Million Deaths Annually, 62 Million People With Zero Net Worth, As the Economic Elite Make Off With $46 Trillion

Editor’s Note: The following report includes adapted excerpts from David DeGraw’s book, “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III.”

Release Date: 9.28.11

Analysis of Financial Terrorism in America
By David DeGraw, AmpedStatus Report


The following report is a statistical analysis of the systemic economic attacks against the American people.

Currently, at least 62 million Americans, 20% of US households, have zero or negative net worth.

Recently, the National Academy of Science released their latest findings, backing up my claim by revealing that 52,765,000 Americans, 17.3% of the population, lived in poverty in 2009.

In 2005, 25.7 million Americans needed food stamps, currently 45.8 million people rely on them.

…counting the total number people in need of employment, you get a current unemployment rate of 22.5%, which is an all-time record total of 34 million people currently in need of work.

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Owl: Who Runs the World? New Network Analysis…

03 Economy, 07 Other Atrocities, 09 Justice, 11 Society, Civil Society, Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Corruption, Earth Intelligence, Government, IO Deeds of War, Military, Money, Banks & Concentrated Wealth, Power Behind-the-Scenes/Special Interests
Who? Who?

Who Runs the World ? – Network Analysis Reveals ‘Super Entity’ of Global Corporate

Richard Ricciardi

Planet Save, August 28, 2011

In the first such analysis ever conducted, Swiss economic researchers have conducted a global network analysis of the most powerful transnational corporations (TNCs). Their results have revealed a core of 787 firms with control of 80% of this network, and a “super entity” comprised of 147 corporations that have a controlling interest in 40% of the network’s TNCs.

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Phi Beta Iota:  It is not the first time this has been done, original work was done in the 1970’s on inter-locking boards of directors, and complex forms of relationship analysis were pioneered by Samuel Milgram among others.  It is the first time it has been done in digital form with large amounts of data.  It is not, however, ”
the final answer.”  For that one must understand deep secrecy, over-lapping proxies, the role of clandestine and covert entities, the cross-over among religious organizations, criminal organizations, and government entitites nominally responsible for justice but more often than not actively engaged in crimes against the public interest.  Certainly worth a close read, but the banks are fronts, not the high table.

See Also:

+ Reference: Invisible Empire New World Order DVD + RECAP
+ The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis (part 1 of 9)
+ Invisible Government (part 1 of 4, John Pilger)
+ War on Democracy (1 of 10, John Pilger)
+ The American Ruling Class