New Capitalism allows and even requires people to live heroic life stories.
Old capitalism has corrupted itself into a system of violence in which we all play a part.
The only enemy is violence itself.
Nonviolence will always defeat violence if wielded properly.
The beginning of all violence is dehumanization. You have to dehumanize the other person (or yourself) to exploit, deceive, or hurt him. Nonviolence and New Capitalism are ways to re-humanize ourselves.
Money is not real. Trust is real. Money is a token of trust and has value based on the underlying trust.
The only commodity traded in any market is risk.
The only product sold by any company is the possibility of happiness.
Morality is nice, but only works when evil becomes too expensive and goodness too profitable.
Bad things usually happen because someone is getting paid to make or let it happen.
The first priority of an economy is to help people create dignified, creative work for themselves and each other.
Anything that does not bring people closer to what is sacred in themselves and others will be commoditized and discarded, though it might be useful for a while.
Successful businesses sell irresistibly fascinating stories. The product is secondary.
New Capitalists count their profits in smiles and treat money as a side effect.
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http://www.ted.com/talks/sebastian_junger_our_lonely_society_makes_it_hard_to_come_home_from_war#t-483770 Old capitalism creates loneliness to increase so-called productivity, right down to the way we drive in isolation to jobs where we work at our stations or in our cubicles. It's no wonder the [...]
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