Tell us what #moneycantbuy
Money has become the most powerful force in the world. Work, life, love — it’s all become part of “the market.”
Want to know your self-worth? Check how much you’re making and the stuff you can buy. Want happiness? Treat yourself with a splurge. Want to solve poverty or environmental destruction? Donate money. Pay polluters to change their ways.
In a world ruled by money, everything has a price. Even you. But it hasn’t always been this way and it won’t be like this forever. The market/ a money-oriented world isn’t a law of nature. It was created by humans. And humans can change it.
If a world dictated by market forces and aimed at profit maximization is not set in stone, then what principles would we want our society to be based on instead?
Such decisions depend on our values, on our convictions of what’s wrong and right, what’s good and bad. And people differ with regards to these estimations. So, in order to jointly create a society that we all want the first step is to start debating!
Our life is not a one way street named “market society”. It’s about time to change course!
Many people are already active in building another path, a path to a truly sustainable and humane world. Citizens everywhere are putting in practice completely different ways of living, working and doing business along a set of common values like sustainability and cooperation.
Activists have identified the profit and growth driven market mechanism as the root cause rather than a cure to social and environmental injustice. They are advocating the need for profound changes to our economic, political and cultural systems.