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Lift Review: DVD Crash Course

DVD: CRASH COURSE: The next 20 years are going to be completely unlike the last. Chris Martenson

I think the title indicates two things: it's a "crash course" in understanding the massive problems facing us, especially in the fields of Economy, Energy, Environment; and if we act on this information we may be able to reduce the effects of the "crash" ahead.

This DVD is worth every minute you spend on it. After I'd started it I wanted to watch it all in one go, but in the end had to take it in two spells. It has 20 chapters, and I would recommend about 5 chapters at a time. The graphs, charts and other visuals are easy to follow, as is Martenson's commentary, supplemented by others including Bernard Lietaer.

Chapter 20, titled ‘What should I do?' directs you to the website: where you will find up-to-date information and recommendations (even some Christchurch links) and other relevant reading.
This DVD is a great way to access the kind of information that is provided in several books in the LIFT library, without having to read a lot.

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  • "Blessed Unrest", by Paul Hawken
  • "Fleeing Vesuvius", by FEASTA and LE
  • "No More Throwaway People", by Edgar S. Cahn
  • "Sacred Economics", by Charles Eisenstein
  • "The End of Money and the Future of Civilization", by Thomas H. Greco
  • "The Future of Money", by Bernard Lietaer
  • "We the People", by John Buck and Sharon Villines