Istock “The love of money as a possession — as distinguished from the love of money as a means to the enjoyments and realities of life — will be recognized for what it is, a somewhat disgusting morbidity, one of those semi criminal, semi pathological propensities which one hands over with a shudder to the specialists of mental disease.” —John Maynard Keynes, economist and founder of modern macroeconomic theory Yanomami elder Davi Kopenawa once said that we in the civilized world were beholden to “sad leaves” — money, money on whose altar we have practically slain the only life-supporting planet of this kind in the universe. In your hands flows the wealth of the wealthiest 1 percent of the human species and yet in your hands revolves more than 50 percent of the world’s wealth. None of the United Nations biodiversity targets have been met, that is why your actions to help the green zones of the planet may mean survival or not for all future generations. Some of you are generous and many of you give to your favorite causes. But now the earth is in shambles. You need to give as if your life and soul depended […]

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