The Post-Development Manifesto

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“The challenge before us is to translate the worldviews of small-scale societies into the context of billions of people. What would a mass society look like if it saw nature not as an object of domination and a source of resources but as a sacred mother, intelligent and alive? What would development look like if traditional worldviews were seen not as relics of a superstitious past to be transcended but as carriers of vital information about how to live on this planet? What would technology look like conceived as a servant of nature’s healing from the last five thousand years of damage?” (Charles Eisenstein: Development in the Ecological Age, in: Kosmos Journal Issue spring-summer-2014).

Read more about Eisenstein’s call to reconceive the narrative of development here.