The Pricing of Everything

The Natural Capital Agenda looks like an answer to the environmental crisis. But it’s a delusion.
Below is the transcript of George Monbi

Source: permaculturenews.org

This speech of George Monbiot is a MUST READ

 

Then think about what pushes otherwise serious and decent  people to imagine something called "The Natural Capital Agenda": the pricing, valuation, monetisation, financialisation of nature In the name of saving it"

 

George Monbiot’s speech is hitting hard.

 

But beyond that, I am even more convinced to join Albert Einstein in believing that "The intractable problems of our times can only be solved with a higher level of thinking that the one that prevailed in their creation.

 

And if you do indeed believe disruptive changes in perception, thinking, values ethics, action can bring about changes in the world  then buy and read Francesco Varela’s booklet (70 pages)  "Ethical Know-How – Action, Wisdom and Cognition". It is the transcript and translation of three lectures he gave in 1992 in Bologna and published by Stanford University Press

 

The conclusion of the book reads as follows:

"My presentation is, more than anything, a plea for a re-enchantement of wisdom, understood as non-intentional action. This skillful approach to living is based on a pragmatics of transformation that demands nothing less than a moment-to-moment awareness of the virtual nature of our selves. In its full unfolding it opens up openness as authentic caring. These are radical ideas and strong measures for the troubled times we have at hand, and the even more troubled ones we are likely to have.."

 

 

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About charlesvanderhaegen

I am a grandfather of an immensely inspiring family, thanks to the most incredible wife. To satisfy my family's needs, I was for 30 years business entrepreneur, roller coasting between success and failure. 17 years ago I was forced to stop and reflect. I dug into theory and discovered the World out there, that my involvement in Business had kept hidden to me. I feared that I will not escape remaining amidst my trans-disciplinary quest forever, bouncing back and forth from action to theory, always puzzled by Europe's apparent incapacity to free itself from its Institutional/Technological Lock-ins. My horizon opened up when Gunter Pauly, my intimate friend of 35 years, asked me to join him and take charge ZERI's development in Europe. I am now fully engaged alongside Gunter Pauli in the http://www.zeri.org and the @myblueeconomy Networks as CEO of ZERI.EU vzw (Non for Profit association)
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