The Ecology of God's Economic's
When we consider the challenges that face us economically at various levels it seems that there is no solution, especially at global or national levels. The possible answers seem to be less believable than any of the Mission Impossible movie plots. Where do we start? How about an honest look at what we're doing? Consider the irony in Brian McClaren's following observation in his book, Everything Must change:
"Socially in this economy we consume time and product fatigue, consume art and talent and produce entertainment and amusement, consume work and leisure and produce paychecks and heart attacks. And ultimately we consume communities and produce extended families, consume extended families and produce nuclear families, and produce individuals, consume individuals and produce consumers, and finally consume consumers themselves and produce disembodied fragments called "wants" and "needs" and "markets" and "segments" and "anxieties" and "drives" that the economy consumes and excretes and reconsumes in a kind of cannibalistic ferment or rot. In the process, we commonly produce mega-consumers of unimaginable wealth who are more or less bankrupt in compassion of their poor neighbors. And in a stroke of suicidal genius, we simultaneously produce poor people whose greatest dream is to be like those megaconsumers who don't care at all about them."
You have to wonder, is there an answer for this madness? yes, The Ecology of God's Economics.