Nieuwe economie

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Een essay van Stefan van den Hout, April 2009.

'Het is goed je te realiseren dat een economie ook zonder geld kan draaien.’ Deze uitspraak staat op internet bij een discussie over de moeder van alle economieën: de geschenkeconomie.

Commencement Address door Paul Hawken

The Commencement Address by Paul Hawken to the Class of 2009, University of Portland, May 3, 2009

When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was  “direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful.” No pressure there.

Let’s begin with the startling part. Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out what it means to be a human being on earth at a time when every living system is declining, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Kind of a mind-boggling situation... but not one peer-reviewed paper published in the last thirty years can refute that statement. Basically, civilization needs a new operating system, you are the programmers, and we need it within a few decades.

Lees de volledige toespraak. Bezoek de website van Paul Hawken voor meer teksten en video's.