Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sacred Economics

(Research since the 1930s reveals that unemployment has major effects on individuals' and families' emotional and physical health. Researchers have found strong relationships between unemployment rates and increased mental hospital admissions, suicide, homicide, total mortality, and cardiovascular-renal disease mortality.)

Human Development and Family Studies

Money makes people feel secure, because they can have food, shelter, clothing, a savings account for emergencies. Greed typically denotes the excessive urge to possess as a goal bringing satisfaction in itself, the desire to acquire material wealth and possessions beyond the need of the individual. There is nothing wrong with having money. There is nothing wrong with wealth. It is a personal choice to work hard enough to make a lot of money to have extra things. Greed can involve using wealth to gain power over others and sometimes by denying others wealth or power.

Money problems are a major source of stress, in fact money fights and money problems are the number one cause of divorce in North America. When people become much stressed, the body reacts very negatively. Some people cannot help but sleep all the time; other addictions, such as caffeine, over eating and alcohol. Some people are full of anxiety because of their money problems.

Poverty is a lack of money or material possessions. Poverty is usually accompanied by debt obligations to others. Debt, whether or not associated with poverty, is a form of slavery. Poverty and Homelessness is one of the worst things that can happen to a person. It goes deep into the psyche with feelings of failure.

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.

Directed by Ian MacKenzie Produced by Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill, Ian MacKenzie
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Directed & Edited by Ian MacKenzie
Producers: Ian MacKenzie, Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill
Cinematography: Velcrow Ripper, Ian MacKenzie
Animation: Adam Giangregorio, Brian Duffy
Music: Chris Zabriskie
Additional footage: Steven Simonetti, Pond 5, Youtube
Stills: Kris Krug, NASA
Special thanks: Charles Eisenstein, Stella Osorojos, Hart Traveller, Clara Roberts-Oss, Line 21 Media

Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

This Article was by Michelle At People's Natural Living

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