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Exodus from the economy of hoarding

Humanity under the influence of money is comparable to the Israelites life in Egypt under the Pharaoh.


Stats Canada tells that in the third quarter of 2023, the wealthiest 20 per cent of Canadians with an average net worth of $3.3 million accounted for 67.4 per cent of the total net wealth across the country. In comparison, the bottom 40 per cent of Canadians had an average net worth of $67,738 and made up just 2.8 per cent of Canada’s total net wealth. The poorest 20 per cent of Canadians had a 0.2 per cent negative share of net wealth, meaning their total assets were outweighed by debt and liabilities.


The solution to the problems lies in an ancient story – the story of the manna. According to the Hebrew Bible, Exodus 16:1–36, the Israelites were instructed to gather only enough manna for each day. Stored manna would breed worms and stink, except for what was stored the day before the Sabbath.


Evolving our system of economy to gather no more than one's daily needs is the only sustainable future for humanity.


The Israelites said to them (Moses and Aaron), “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.” Exodus 16: 3-5


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