“[What Comes After Money?
is] an important collection of essays that point the way out of our economic morass, and into creative new relationships with money and with each other.” —New Consciousness Review
“Yoga and Buddhism, mother earth, native American traditions, peak oil, and the exploitation of everything are more likely to be found in this collection of 23 essays than in most books on money. … Many of the authors seem to share a view that the present economic crisis is the last act of the capitalist system. … So if this group of authors is correct, and the money-based economy is facing collapse, what comes next? Antonio Lopez suggests, ‘In the midst of this richly unfolding economic crisis we can discover how the power of flower and song will sustain anyone with an alternate vision of our place in the world.’ Anya Kamenetz suggests we humanize the economy. Ellen Pearlman thinks what happens depends on how we perceive it.”
—New York Journal of Books
"In their challenging and innovative essays, these economists, activists, scientists, artists, and philosophers reveal potential paths to a new economy that is biospherically balanced and equitably attuned."
—Gary Goldberg, "In The Spirit" Radio
"We are in the throes of an economic crisis, but crisis an opportunity are old companions, and, despite the havoc wrought by careless bankers, the recent financial meltdown presents us with an opportunity to reevaluate our relationship with money. What Comes After Money?
is an anthology of 23 essays, all of which address our most basic beliefs about wealth. Of course, no simple solution to the problems of corporate greed, labor exploitation, and Wall Street arrogance exists, but Money
proffers several strategies: local currencies, gift economies, an ecological model of financial distribution. Its propositions are often radical, but laudable in their scope and sincerity: the essays carry intellectual heft and a palpable earnestness. Not all of the writing is strong or well argued, but even when it isn't, the pervasive tone of righteous intent and revolutionary thinking is a welcome alternative to a broken financial system. In her essay, "Yoga and Money," Sharon Gannon asks, "What would it take to be wild, free, and independently wealthy?" Read What Comes After Money?
The answer just may surprise you."
—Yoga International Magazine
"In this collection, twenty-two contributors to Reality Sandwich concentrate on transforming currency and community as an evolutionary gesture of consciousness."
Daniel Pinchbeck is the editorial director of Reality Sandwich,
cofounder of Evolver.net, and founding editor of the literary journal Open City.
Ken Jordan is the publisher and executive producer of Reality Sandwich
and Evolver.net; his work has appeared in Wired, Paris Review,
and other publications. Both live in New York City.