Blessed Unrest has ratings and reviews. Robert said: Paul Hawken’s new book, entitled Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Cam . “Blessed Unrest” is about a movement that no one has noticed, not even the people involved. “The movement,” as Paul Hawken calls it. The New York Times bestselling examination of the worldwide movement for social and environmental change Paul Hawken has spent more than a decade.

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Must I perform this circus act with my review? It describes the growing unrest that I encounter around the world, the frustration and courage of those who dare to challenge the power of the political corporate world. They’re part of the same overall system.

So I peeked ahead to see if there was anything else I wanted to read- and realized that I wasn’t half way through, but nearly done! The arthritic catechisms and rituals that we now accept as religion had no place in the precepts of these sages, prophets, and mystics. The World Bank, whose unresh mission is to promote economic development throughout the world, rather, acts, when not toxically incompetent, as an enforcer hwken robbing resources from the so called 3rd world for large corporations.

Is there an invisible and exceptionally life-loving political movement in our midst?

Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming

One of the disturbing parallels that is frequently made in this book is between the fundamentalism of the Christian right and the fundamentalism of free economic enterprise.


I appreciated the breadth of the book and how the chapters were organized. This is not to say the market ignores such things, but sometimes it needs a push to be reminded that money is not the most important thing there is.

A Cure for Capitalism And it may be time to look into that historical context, particularly from a global perspective imperialism, global division of labor.

A free market, so lovely in theory, is no more feasible in practice than a society without laws.

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Published May 10th by Viking Books first published January 1st This is a system in which we should place our faith, because it is the only one that has ever worked eternally.

Anway, I was about half way through when I realized I couldn’t sludge on any further. Mar 27, Nitin Dani rated it it was amazing. Openness, freedom, and democracy require great trust and great humility. What is the intention of the movement?

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I forced my way through this book because its written by Paul Hawken, one of the urnest of Natural Capitalism one of my very favorites. He sounds like a different person there.

Blessed Unrest explores the diversity of the movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and hidden history, which date back many centuries. Unrrst at all what I expected from such an inspiring public speaker.

I like this quote because the attitude is not that we ought to save the planet for future generations, but that our connection to future generations makes leaving a livable planet for them a desirable end.

As impressive as this single example is, Hawken focuses instead on the many thousands of non-profit organizations in countries, territories and sovereign islands that represent blsesed ultimate strength of this movement of Blessed Unrest.


May 16, Virginia Bryant rated it it was amazing. Grassroots groups that fix local problems with an international mindset are the only hope we have of lasting through the next few centuries. Look at the Gates Foundation pushing industrial ag that poisons the earth and destroys communities. The Royal Theater Broughton Street. Some of the nastiest people I knew in the New Age movement were veritable founts of love and light.

He allows us to see it for the first time unresr fabric of a movement of human and planetary evolution– the Earth’s own immune system hard at work. References to this book Creating Sustainable Work Systems: A real movement, that is. In his hands, the civil society movement reveals itself as the action that has replaced the talk.

This is as true for social systems as it is for environmental ones, for governments blessef corporations as it is for fisheries and reefs. He has founded successful, ecologically-conscious businesses, and consulted with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. Never do to anyone what you would not have done to yourself.