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 has ratings and 14 reviews. Joshua said: Fascinating! It is especially prescient given that it was published in (!) yet seem. Bernard Lietaer March 1. The Future of Money: How New Currencies Create Wealth, Work and a Wiser World. (Book #2 – US Version). June

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The Future of Money

When the bank creates money by providing you with your Poundmortgage loan, it creates only the principal when it credits your account.

The ubiquity of national currencies should not make us forget that during the few recent centuries when national currencies were issued, there was always another transnational currency available for global trade, namely gold.

To put it simply, when you pay back interest on your loan, you are using up someone else’s principal. He is well aware of the power deriving from the issuance and control of the money supply but cannot accept the fact that its divorce from any commodity-base to become pure credit makes it possible for the first time in history to create and control a national currency for the benefit of society, as proposed by James Robertson and Joseph Huber in Creating New Moneyamong others.

Even after it has been shared with the buyer, the message delivered is still retained by the seller. This process of concentration keeps occurring on all levels.

However, Sustainable Abundance is futuree one of the possible outcomes from the current transition period. Marcel Labordere, a French financial journalist, postulated in a letter to Keynes: Money as an agreement is always valid only within a given community. A working definition of money Our working definition of money can now be very straightforward: National currencies We now have trouble imagining any currency other than those issued by a given country, or in the case of the euro, a group of countries.

She has decided to improve her fluency in Mandarin Chinese by going for a six-month residency in China lketaer next year. That seal has been described by Joseph Campbell as extraordinarily laden with esoteric symbols see sidebar. Finance books books Alternative currencies.

The forthcoming Mystery of Money; Beyond Greed and Scarcity completes our examination of money by delving into the world residing inside our own heads.


Central bankers are magicians. Without even mentioning the most recently prevailing forms of money, such as paper, gold, silver or bronze, Glyn Davies futuge a Full money alphabet with a small selection of objects that served as symbolic of value: I am not an economist, but Lietaer has some fascinating things to say about money.

After an exchange that involves information, both of us have it. However, it expects you to bring back Poundfuturf the next twenty years or so, if you don’t, you will lose your house.

Japan has one of the fastest-ageing populations of the developed world. Already in20 million Netizens made at least one purchase on the Net, resulting in billion in sales. Here is her budget for this endeavor. Moey Stardust to Us and EarthDance: This need for perpetual growth is another fact of life that we tend to take for granted in modem societies, and that we usually do not associate with either interest or even our money system.

But these same information technologies also make it possible for new non-conventional complementary currencies to enter the mainstream and monfy new tools for addressing some of our most pressing challenges, both locally and globally. Four seasons in All four cameos are set in the year Whether we like it or not, there will be some kind of answer for each ruture of these questions.

The reason for this explosive proliferation is simple: Yamada mojey manicured the Japanese tea garden through which the guests will enter. A vital point, however, is that all the money in circulation should have been spent, not lent, into circulation. In this, the book is perhaps dated. First, such an economy moneu literally dematerialising.

The sentence ‘I will pay the bearer the sum of one Pound Sterling’ which adorns the Pound bill is still a reminder of the weight and silver content of the metal currency. George Gilder calls it ‘the biggest technological juggernaut that ever rolled’.

Lietaer summarises the problems with interest as follows: The effect of interest The full implications of applying interest on the loans creating money are the least understood of the four characteristics.

Alternative currencies can only offer a partial solution.

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He has enjoyed the dignity of independent living for all these years, and his wisdom and life futuge are respected by his family and neighbors. In a few moments, one of his neighbors, a student at the nearby university, will come to bring him his evening meal and help him in the all-important daily bath ritual. This global casino is triggering the foreign exchange crises which shook Mexico inAsia in and Russia in In the Primer you will learn why these repeated crashes are not random accidents, but signs of systemic dislocations of the official monetary system.


Stories There will also be stories mat take many forms, from totally real to quite imaginary. Because comparison- shopping is so easy on the Net, it promises to be a fiercely price-sensitive market. To participate in this process, we will need to: We will see later that there also exist other types of currencies called mutual credit systems’, which are more self-regulating than national currencies, and the value of which is maintained by the backing of goods and services they represent within the communities that accept them.

Brian Leslie’s review of The Future Of Money, by Bernard Lietaer, and Money, by Thomas H Greco

You will see that conventional national currencies and monetary systems are programmed to produce competition and to remain scarce.

This momentum of change could become even faster, and the effects more brutal, if the instability of the monetary system continues to spread. Tiernan O’Rourke rated it liked it Oct 31, Within a few short decades, society – its world view, its basic values, its social and political structures, its arts, ffuture key institutions rearranges itself and the people born then cannot even imagine a world in which their grandparents lived and into which their own parents were born.

The Global Eco-village Network GENan association of eco-villages founded inrecommends such joint projects and exchanges between the different participating communities.

However, moneh is growing concern that many of the challenges we now face are unrelenting and more and more people question our ability to address them effectively.

These are what I later define as the ‘Cooperative’ dimension of life. Complementary currencies could become a key tool to buffer a region from the shocks caused by failures and crises in the official money system.