Alfredo Sfeir Younis visits 'Occupy' movement and calls for societal change

December 20, 2011

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Courtesy of Zambuling Institute for Human Transformation
Economist and Mayan Priest, Alfredo Sfeir Younis

Chilean economist Alfredo Sfeir Younis spent more than 30 years at the World Bank. There he focused on the rights of indigenous peoples, poverty eradication and international trade.  

Along the way he’s also became a Mayan priest.

These days Alfredo uses his  Zambuling Institute for Human Transformation to combine spirituality and public policy issues.

Currently he’s on a tour of the U.S. After talking with a range of the “Occupy” movement protestors, Alfredo thinks we must challenge some fundamental values.

There's no doubt that after our current global economic strife, movements like Occupy Wall Street, the anti-austerity protests in Europe and the Arab Spring present a form of a pushback.

On this edition of Worldview, we spend the hour with Alfredo to talk about our changing times.