Tag Archives: Charles Eisenstein

  • Blog

    What’s Possible?

    The key question to ask when looking to replace the status quo
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, December 2, 2019, 5:26 PM


    As we look at the multiplying signs of failure across our economy and the environment, society is slowing realizing that we need to start doing things differently if we want a future to be proud of. Those awakening to this are asking: What should we do?

    I think a better question to ask is: What’s possible?

    That’s the question that has been waking me up early in the morning for the past few weeks.

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  • Podcast

    Charles Eisenstein: What Is Wealth?

    It's about so much more than just money
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, September 28, 2015, 3:54 PM


    Recently, author and "de-growth activist" Charles Eisenstein stopped by the Martenson homestead while traveling on business. Taking advantage of the opportunity, Chris sat him down to record an impromptu discussion on the nature of wealth.

    As should come as little surprise to Peak Prosperity readers, financial wealth ("money") is just one component — and given society's current over-fixation with it, its pursuit oftentimes limits our ability to be truly wealthy.

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  • Podcast

    Charles Eisenstein: Crafting A New Narrative

    And your chance to be part of it
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, June 1, 2015, 3:54 PM


    Much has been written here at PeakProsperity.com of late about the need for society to adopt a new narrative to live by. One deeply-ingrained with sustainability and stewardship — else our current fixation with consumption and exploitation of nature's finite resources will meet a very predictable and unpleasant end.

    So, for those that agree a new operating story is needed: Where do we start?

    This week, author Charles Eisenstein joins Chris and Becca to discuss their upcoming participation in The New Story festival, a gathering specifically focused on sparking momentum behind this important movement. More details on the event, which takes place in Bethany CT on June 12-13th, can be found here.

    Click the play button below to listen to Chris' interview with Charles Eisenstein and Becca Martenson (45m:51s)

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  • Blog

    A New Story

    Meld minds with Chris, Becca & Charles Eisenstein
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:50 PM


    In the recent post on the need for a new set of founding documents and the burning need for a new narrative, it was suggested that I talk with Charles Eisenstein again because he’s one of the great thought leaders in this area.

    Well, I can do one better than that. I was recently offered the chance, along with Becca, to join in a whole day of new story development with Charles.

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  • Blog

    Charles Eisenstein: It’s Time for A Better Narrative

    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, February 11, 2012, 3:23 AM


    Our actions are determined by our beliefs. And our beliefs are shaped by the stories we tell ourselves.

    So what happens when the stories we tell ourselves are inaccurate?

    The short answer is, we find ourselves engaging in actions that aren’t aligned with our best interests.

    Charles Eisenstein has made a profession out of studying the intersection of economics and philosophy. And he thinks that over the past several generations, enabled by an unprecedented subsidy of abundant cheap energy, our society has become so far decoupled from natural laws that it has adopted a paradigm of thinking (or “stories”) dangerously irrelevant to the future we face.

    As resource scarcity increasingly expresses the natural forces that applied to our grandparents’ generation and those prior, we are still living under a mindset that assumes predictable, endless growth.

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