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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This arrangement has serious negative consequences for all participants, including the US. It is not about how to make, invest or spend money. Even the lowest income households transferred DM 1.

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

If such a long-term oriented money system were operational today, what would be the ‘cathedrals of the 21st century? That 11th round is a token of appreciation for the technological improvement I just made possible in your lives. The Information Age has already spawned new kinds of currencies: InAlan Greenspan noted: In reality, we do not live in a world of zero growth of population, output or money supply.

Yamada is a sort of surrogate for liftaer own elderly father, who lives in another part of the country and to whom he sends part of his time credits.


We also recognize that someone can choose to continue believing something, even when faced with futue evidence to the contrary.

Only Lietaer, however, addresses the issue of international monetary exchanges. This process of concentration keeps occurring on all levels.

Several examples of complementary currencies are dissected at a very accessible level for the profane reader. Nevertheless, as the science fiction writer Arthur C. This is pietaer today’s money system pits the participants in the economy against each other. This book provides pragmatic solutions to each one of these issues.

The Future of Money

So, naturally, you would prefer the Pound monsy note, because lifelong experience has taught you that the, Pound 20 note will be accepted by everyone as worth Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Are we going wrong somewhere- Wassily Leontieff, Nobel Prize-winning economist, has summarized the overall process as follows: On one side of the coin is a furure of a sheaf of wheat, and on the other is a representation of Inanna the Ishtar of the Babyloniansthe Goddess of life, death, and fertility.

By exploring contrasting scenarios, in Chapter 4 we will clarify how changes in our current money system could pull our societies in very different directions.

What would each of us like to learn? There is a growing consensus that the Industrial Age is dying. Matters of belief and social convention can be powerful and practically indestructible. They are empowering self-organising communities, while increasing overall economic and social stability. Antonio Vicencio rated it liked it Ot 06, Today, again, the fundamental problems generated by the financial mechanism have grown to the point where its instability is widely recognised and the movement for lietaeer is growing fast.


Lietaer has written an exciting and informative book for anyone who is aware of economic problems, from interested laymen to bankers. In New Zealand, the central bank has discovered that complementary currencies actually help to control the overall inflation in the national currency. When kings dominated, Aristotle attributed to them personally the ‘Sovereign right to issue currency’.

Moreover, since these debts can only be repaid with official money, alternative or complementary currencies are severely limited in how far they can compensate for the problems created by official ‘debt-money’.

In the Western world, during the current transition period from the Post-Industrial Age, we may not be ready for a pure gift economy.

With such a fundamental shift will come the opportunity for innovation far beyond what previous generations could even imagine. Contrary to the popular myth still fostered by many banks and politicians, banks do not lend their depositors’ money.