The maintenance and the renewal of life – the wellbeing of all beings – is our highest goal and the objective for all Earth-centred cultures and economies.

‘Progress’ and ‘growth’ have, of course, been the objectives of the dominant economic paradigm, but this is a mechanical gauge that only measures the growth of money, and in achieving its goals it is destroying both Nature and society.

Society and culture have been reduced to ‘economies’, economies have been reduced to market economics, and market economics has been reduced to finance, which in turn has been reduced to abstract instruments ...


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