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Gettin' Through Hard Times Together free pdf This book explains how to achieve true prosperity through people working together to change the moral economy of their society. True prosperity is achieved when the spiritual and material aspects of human life are operating coherently and in balance. The moral economy is those exchanges of spirit that occur when individuals meet each other on the street or at work, or get together in their homes, parks, malls, and neighborhoods. It is the exchange, not just of money or goods, but of values, such as justice, love and trust, or conversely, greed and personal advantage. All economies have a moral dimension to them. Author, William Barnes, argues that the moral economy of a materialist society, especially its modern consumerist form, is composed of values and principles that promote actions and attitudes that are selfish, self-serving and self-centered. It is a me-first economy of values. This is supposed to generate wealth, security and well-being, and for a time it does, but over time it does just the opposite, except for a fortunate few. The moral economy he envisions works through three core principles: sharing, service, and self-sacrifice. It is an economy of you-before-me. Individuals sharing their material wealth, serving others, and sacrificing personal interests for a common or collective good are a powerful catalyst to establish true prosperity.

About William Barnes

William Barnes is an author and educator. For more than forty years he has been a teacher and writer, having taught students ranging from kindergarten through the university level. He was principal of Daystar International School, a private school located in Kumamoto, Japan, where he lived with his family for eighteen years. He is also former Executive Director of Desert Rose Baha'i Institute, an education and conference center in central Arizona. He currently serves on the board of directors of International Educational Initiatives, and is on the advisory board of Center for Global Integrated Education. He has contributed articles on education and society to magazines and journals in Australia, Japan, and the United States. Gettin' Through Hard Times Together is his second book. In 2012 he published Renewing the Sacred: A New Vision of Education-also available at www. Amazon. com. He also writes a free-ranging blog, www.joyfuled.blogspot.com., dealing with all issues related to education."

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Author : William Barnes
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 26 January 2014
ISBN : 1495255964
EAN : 9781495255960
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 140 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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