THE FUTURE OF MONEY Bernard A. Lietaer About the Author Bernard Lietaer had thirty years of professional experiences, which tend to mutually exclude each . The Future of Money is a book written by Bernard Lietaer, published by Random House in , and currently out of print. It was written as an overview of how. The Future of Money has ratings and 14 reviews. Joshua said: Fascinating! It is especially prescient given that it was published in (!) yet seem.

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Yamada has manicured the Japanese tea garden through which the guests will enter. This is particularly true in light of the fact that working solutions are already underway, with thousands of communities around the world taking their own money initiatives. Monsy Chapter 3, we will show how this can and will transform our societies – to a greater extent than even those introducing the changes may realize.

Thus I too have run through a whole gamut of emotions, playing and working with money both loetaer a personal and professional level. The chairman added that the contribution of this project to overall global climate stability has been an additional incentive for his own vote for this project. Die Prognosen waren leider zu optimistisch. Hundreds of projects are under way to entirely computerize the traditional national currencies, as well as the newer forms of private currencies.

What would monfy imagine them to be?

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This is one of those. However, mooney dismisses the possibility of reforming the official money system and fails to consider the effects of the debts generated by the way money gets into circulation. A professor at another university; one of my students; and a rather junior clerk at the Bank of England.

The power and profit banks derive from their privilege of controlling the issue of money must be removed. Communities around the world have already created and implemented several types of complementary currencies that are compatible with, even result in, a gift economy. Interestingly, the cyber economy could become the first actual large-scale involves information, both of us have it.


In the US, the same scramble for jobs has resulted in a worsening of working conditions, rather than straightforward unemployment. Credit card bills are normally paid by cheque, outside the Net. The switch to information-as-resource means that governments are less able to intervene monney or muck up, depending on your viewpoint the high- speed train of social transformation that is lietser our way.

Read more Read less. This global greying trend does offer a few positive effects. The underlying mechanisms referred to here turn out to be specific features of our money system.

Under such circumstances, a facade of regal confidence, mystery, decorum, and ritual serves to ensure that a long and fragile chain of beliefs will hold. Following each vignette is a first look at where to find an early prototype, today, that demonstrates the realism and plausibility of these stories. The answer will help to decide the future of humanity and life on earth.

Both books contain a wealth of interesting facts about, and examples of, alternative currencies plus thought-provoking ideas and proposals.

Even more important, these new complementary currencies, operating in conjunction with the dominant national money system, create new wealth, both financial and social.

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The author makes his point and then repeats the points many times over with lots of examples. This serves to maintain their relative value and scarcity as well. This book contains a clear assessment of the monetary situation in the early s, along with possible scenarios explored mkney Bernard Lietaer.

It thereby steps up the scope of our money landscape one last notch by exploring the world of the collective psychology of money and of the emotions triggered by different money systems.

For example, unfunded pension liabilities are a lietar problem. The future of money therefore lies not only with the further computerization of our conventional currencies – such as if, euros or yen via smart cards and other new information technologies.

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To ask other readers questions about The Future of Moneyplease sign up. They knew mat if they had a problem some day, others fuhure aid them in return. So had it been less advocacy and more ‘social science’ I would have rated it higher.

Part One brings our hidden assumptions about money to the surface. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Future of Money by Bernard A. Lietaer

Alternative currencies can only offer a partial solution. With the demise of the dollar-gold equivalency, such self-deception has become more difficult. It is from this multi- ocular perspective that I am synthesising here what I have learned so far about this mysterious thing called money.

We are currently living through such a transformation. Lietaer has written an exciting and informative book for anyone who is aware of economic problems, from interested laymen to bankers.

Here again, we believe that interest on money is somehow intrinsic to the process, forgetting that for most of history that was definitely not the case. The ‘money question’ here futuer Likewise, it took between and lietasr the price of electricity to drop by just over half. More than 2, years after the Sumerian shekel, the first Greek coins were actually tokens given to citizens as proof of payment of their dues.

Litaer challenges this perspective by showing that there were different economic systems in history and that our present system has arisen from a tacit and problematic collective acceptance.

They are empowering self-organising communities, while increasing overall economic and social stability. For a special treat, search YouTube for Bernard Lietaer.