Charles Eisenstein's video - finally got to see it through and I was absolutely wrong about the contents of his (Charles') video. I had confused it with another one I saw. Charles' video is spot on from my perspective at this time. BTW, I would direct you to a paper I ran across several years ago called, Silent weapons for a Silent War. Here's a link: http://www.iamsomedude.com/crash.html
and here: http://www.iamsomedude.com/Silent%20Weapons%20for%20Quiet%20Wars.htm#eight
I think the latter one is the proper URL ;-(
Anyway, there is a rather enlightening (and pertinent to our discussion) thread partway down titled, 'Mr. Roth(s)child's Energy Discovery' which also gives some historical basis to our current paradigm of economics prevalent today, I think. Mr. Rothschild discovered that man's greedy nature would allow him to manipulate individuals and governments to the extent that he would be able to control whole economies, ultimately, by utilizing fiat currency. From another source I read awhile back, it is claimed that the Rothschild family owns ~66% of all the wealth of the world today. If that is true and fiat currency is the means whereby he obtained control over man and governments today, then it may be that fiat currency/paper currency, being controlled as it is by the (very) few would seem to be the means of control & enslavement of mankind today. The hook used to snare man with, of course, being his greed(y) nature as opposed to, say, giving nature. I will throw in one more variable? into the mix, as if there isn't enough already
, and that is something which was instrumental in leading me to economics in general and economics aligned with ecology in particular and that is : "Freely you have received, freely give", a quote attributed to Yahuwshua aka Jesus and one which I have been grappling to understand and sort out in my (own) mind. When I first began thinking of that (seeming dichotomy from what I had been taught by conventional economics) phrase, it made no sense. After months of reflection and years of farming, I've realized that so much of what I was taught & trained, educated & schooled, programmed, brainwashed & dumbed down to believe in are not natural to plants, animals and the ecology. Nature (almost always?/always?) freely gives and freely receives. I think man is waking up presently and many of us are trying to find the truth of what is happening around us and how to reconcile, if not for the whole of economics as aligned with ecology, at least for the economics of our own financial world.
Where does the ultimate truth lie? Where will all of this lead each one of us? Is there enough time to get it back on track and how do we go about it? OOOPS!!! That's a discussion for the next symposium on economics and we'll have to take that one up in a later thread LOL!! Just joking around here although it is a serious subject to be sure