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Governance and Us, The Citizens Chapter Provides many solutions to our current economic system. Unfortunately, after perfectly describing the vision and contours of the mountain peaks to be climbed Bernard Lietaer has studied and worked in the field of money for more than 30 years as a Leitaer Banker, a fund manager, a university professor, and a consultant to governments, multinational corporations, and community organizations.

Dec 20, Robert rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is for anyone who wonders why the system is failing us and, perhaps more importantly, what to do about it. This work promises to strike a deep chord with audiences eager to find meaningful, thought-provoking answers. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to be part of the timely conversation on how to move forward to create the just, sustainable, and equitable world we all desire.

Lietaer and Dunne explain how and why our monetary system fails to put supply and demand together, subsidizes and promotes intolerable and unnecessary disparities of well-being, entrenches unearned privilege, undermines democracy, creates boom-and-bust cycles, and rewards unsustainable, destructive growth Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Rethinking Money: How New Currencies Turn Scarcity into Prosperity

In order to be truly different, the new rules have to be formulated cooperatively, and preferably beginning at the local level. A must read for anyone who wants to understand the base of the American economy. No trivia or quizzes yet. Reveals both the devastation caused by our current money system and ways new currencies are being designed to repair that damage.


While nontraditional currencies may well serve some productive functions, this book dramatically oversells their potential. Hardcoverpages. Please try again later. The emergent cooperative currency movement needs to grow up.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher. The Future of Money: In recent history, this would comprise of plant and machinery to power a manufacturing economy.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The world can get better with successful programs written in this fantastic book. The authors correc This book is regarded as a classic by the proponents of new money. I like the idea that there is a way to close the gap. As the United States struggles and the economies of Europe stagger, we fail to see a way out of this agonizing cycle of repeated financial meltdowns.

We must develop a human ecosystem where we use less and have more. No one earned anything. The authors write that ‘money is our last taboo, ‘ but they don’t recommend abolishing the fiat zeitgeist.

It analyses the problems with money and how the current monetary structure is likely to lead us into a succession of crises.

Read the full article here. Read this book and find out how simply changing our money system will lead to a more sustainable and peaceful society. It speaks clearly about a complex subject and promises to strike a deep chord with readers eager to find meaningful solutions to the problems that threaten our security, our prosperity, and our future.

Rethinking Money: How New Currencies Turn Scarcity into Prosperity by Bernard A. Lietaer

Many of the worlds economic ills – short-termism, compulsory growth pressure, cyclical recessions, unrelenting concentration of wealth, and erosion of social capital can be traced to our competitive money system, in which there is built-in economic scarcity and never enough money for people to pay off their debts. Refresh and try again.


Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit. In the contemporary economy, it would be represented in the purchase of intangible assets – such as designs and patents – and the development of human capital. Don’t have a Kindle? Debt- and interest-driven money both ex Although we often forget, money is just a social construct.

Feb 15, Ron rated it it was ok. The authors offer stories that are inspiring and informative when it comes to the allocation of money and the ways that change can and is happening outside of the formal, governmental monetary system.

In fact, there are thousands of ways to solve not only our recurring fiscal crises but our ongoing social and ecological debacles as well. Viorel rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Open Preview See a Problem?

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Social media theorist, Douglas Rushkoff, often hammers the point “program or be programmed”. Christophe Jospe rated it it was amazing Dec 29, The book is incredibly disappointing compared to Lietaer’s previous work and the far better ‘Debt: Books by Rethinklng A.

Trivia About Rethinking Money But letaer the rules moneyy be done by one person. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Strategies for Banking Institutions Chapter 8: And they show how we can change them to fit our real needs, live well, and save the planet in the process. Decouple money into it’s atomic constructs and rebuild it from the ground up.

I am not sure that it is worth the effort for the general reader, and the specialist reader may find the triviality of the case studies a bit trying.

I ordered extra copies lietaee share and have a waiting list for all of them just based upon the WPR interview which I also shared.