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We aim for a world where well-being is more important than wealth. Where climate crisis is stopped. Where the collective will of the people and the regeneration of the commons is more powerful than the profit seeking activity of traditional extractive capitalism. People over profits. Commons before shareholders. Where the Economy is more concerned with being romantic than with eternal growth. We choose well-being over wealth; cooperation over competition; inter-being over separation; trust over control; giving over consuming and regeneration over extraction.
Wealth to well-being
“To business and corporate leaders, investors, and people of wealth: now is the time for us to act together and to share in common cause, as we share one common home. As Dr. King has taught us, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.’ I see that all the profit we have generated, all of the wealth that exist – all the material and spiritual support for all that is – has come to us directly and freely from Earth. Now is the time to return that wealth to the Earth. We must find ways within businesses and corporations to devote all profits and all wealth to restoring well-being and health on our planet. We need to transform all of our industries. Let us find creative ways to give back the wealth to the people – the peoples of all species – from which it has sprung. We can do this by investing in processes that share wealth, protect life, and reverse the processes of climate and ecosystem destruction. The wealth and abundance, the richness of the Earth belongs to us all.” Aaron K. Solomon ‘A call to compassionate action.’
How does this translate to a romantic capitalistic company?
A 4 day workweek, or less, is encouraged. This way people choose a smaller salary, wealth, in return for more time to live, well-being.
Competition to cooperation
Competition is definitely part of human nature to and has a necessary role, not only in human society but in nature as well.
Separation to inter-being
Extraction to Regeneration
Control to Trust
Consuming to Giving