Economics where Love is Viable

Economics in which

  • kindness is not ‘loss-making’
  • fundamental respect is never a ‘cost’
  • judgement is discouraged
  • value of something will not be measured on just ‘convenient’ methods
  • definitions are considered ‘work-in-progress’ until they work nourishing-ly and sustainably for all, and not just sweet deals for some.
  • living based on compassion and kindness is not a ‘cost’ that works against you (same as the 1st bullet above)

Economics that reflect, support and inspire an evolution from fear to love, from power to love.

Photo by Becca Tapert

For further research:

  • Degrowth
  • Universal Basic Income (here’s a video on this)
  • Social Dividends
  • Gift Economy
  • Sacred Economics (book)
  • “A business can be a model for a new social & economic order”
    – Proposals for the Feminine Economy (book)
  • “Anything without a monetary exchange value is {considered} invisible, outside economic logic. These “externalities” are the counterpart of Galileo’s excluded subjective properties (only that which can be measured, denominated, counts). They are also counterpart to the “other” that technology makes of the world. Herein lies the fundamental difference between modern economies and natural ecologies.”
    – The Economics of Other (book chapter)
  • Interest and Self-Interest (book chapter)
  • “The logic of interest is the logic of an addict. It assumes that always and forever, we will find some way to feed an endlessly growing need to consume. ”
    – The Crisis of Capital (book chapter)

A cross-over from Fear to Love

I feel that there is a passing-over or crossing-over happening, from fear to love. I sense this in a wide, big picture, global scale. In a humankind scale. It is possible that it’s all in my head. But almost all of us are anyways going about the world based on things in our heads. I might as well stick with what I sense/choose to believe/feel – a crossing-over of sorts, from fear to love.

I like to believe, and I find supporting observations to substantiate, that there are now significant number of (mostly young) people who are attempting to not lose their innocence so much while growing up.

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Some helpful CPTSD Resources

1. Jessica Lowehttps://www.instagram.com/cptsd.hope/

2. Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma – Pete Walker – Book

Discovered the term “Emotional Flashbacks” from this book. Names have been useful to me, to ‘make sense’ of thoughts and feelings.
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Learning about C-PTSD

Learning about C-PTSD (or Cptsd or CPTSD) has been making a lot of sense. For me, it helped by providing a relatable structure to so many thoughts I have been having. Formless, structure-less, feeling-based thoughts.

Cptsd acknowledges invisible trauma. Relational trauma is a major invisible trauma that can be at the root of a lot of adult issues. I am of the feeling that, invisible trauma is what causes so much of what is often labelled ‘weird’, ‘bizarre’, ‘crazy’.

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