Lift Review: Sacred Economics
Sacred Economics: Money, Gift & Society in the age of transition, by Charles Eisenstein 2011
The title "Sacred Economics" may deter some readers who feel the book is for committed religious readers and/or economists. Not so!
The most committed atheist, as well as religious and non-religious readers, will surely appreciate the ideas in this book, and its focus on the true meaning of sacred, in Eisenstein's eyes. "The purpose of this book is to make money and human economy as sacred as everything else in the universe." That is, all sacred things are unique and also related, "part of nature, the world, and the flesh".
As for economists - all of them should read this book, and see the ideas explained in the language of the ordinary reader. Very few portions of the book will challenge the reasonably-educated reader. Eisenstein expresses his ideas clearly, with fascinating explanations and examples, and often with humour. It's a big book, but it's not heavy.