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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Similarly the central bank will deliver to your bank as many notes as it wants, but it will debit the bank’s account for the corresponding moneg.

Only religious leaders still remind anyone of this rule today. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. It can be fascinating to discover the next supporting mystique.

Most people probably suspect that the answer to the nature of money comes from the study of economics lietzer monetary theory, and we all know these fields are boring – full of equations and devoid of emotional juice. Even the idea of YOU’ grandniece using complementary currencies as an exchange system during her trip is not new. Why money is not a thing We should now dissipate a key illusion in the magic about money: A road map to leitaer money, your future The first necessary step is to demystify today’s conventional national and international money system and identify the changes that are looming in that system.

Then he gave to each family ten rounds, and explained that each represented the value of one chicken. Check out the author’s page on Wikipedia for more information: Money is also the hidden engine of the perpetual growth treadmill that has become the hallmark of industrial societies.

So how does the money appear in your bank account? Whenever we agree on a transaction, we can always create the money. By asking the deceptively simple question ‘What is money?

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As information becomes our critical resource, there are sweeping implications not only for our economy, but also for the very fabric of our society. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

People visiting Ball are astonished by the unusually vibrant and artistic quality of lietae life. These emergencies are the dislocation symptoms of the old Industrial Age money system. Money is an agreement, within a community, to use something as a means of payment. The answer will help to decide the future of humanity and life on earth.


We can expect fundamental changes not only in payment systems for conventional currencies, but also the emergence of new types of money. Discounting the possibility of reform, he sees complementary currencies as the means of moving to ‘sustainable abundance’.

This was accompanied by dramatic changes in personal insights and collective crises such as the need to finance wars, or the political reactions to the South Sea Bubble of the s.

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For instance, we have the capacity to produce enough food for everyone on this planet and there is ample work as well, but obtaining the money to pay for it all is another matter. I recommend ‘The Future of Money’ to anyone interested in understanding how money wo This book contains a clear assessment of the monetary situation in the lietqer s, along with possible scenarios explored by Bernard Lietaer.

For the past 30 years, many economists have forecast reduced working weeks or retirement at age The fact that changes in money systems are increasingly possible during an information revolution should come as no surprise.

Although skepticism is healthy when we are faced with so much hype, this Revolution could yet prove to be a real one. The history of money Keynes pointed out that ‘Money, like certain other elements in civilizations, is a far more ancient institution than we were taught to believe.

But this is not where money is mlney.

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We all live deeply enmeshed in a planetary money machine, most cogs of which we are unable to perceive, let alone understand or manage. Such are the money innovations that were the basis for the Four Seasons vignettes of Perhaps nothing can shake my belief, but my belief about your belief can be eviscerated by a rumor, a mere hunch, a feeling.

Each vignette illustrates the result of a money innovation that has been successfully implemented, and is an ongoing project currently somewhere in the world. It futurr characteristic of a community, society, country or global system that gives people the opportunity to express their highest creative calling, without diminishing the prospects for coming generations to enjoy the same or a better way of life.

I am not an economist. Using this approach, would it not be possible for the Information Revolution futhre evolve into an authentic Age of Knowledge? Elderplan also operates a ‘Care Bank’ where participants have already lieter 97, hours of services up to June This means that the key to Sustainable Abundance lies within the money system itself, the very system about which, ironically, we have remained largely unaware until now.


There is, in short, a definite whiff of the s in the air. None of this is theory, real-life implementations have pragmatically demonstrated such results. Hundreds of projects are under way to entirely computerize the traditional national currencies, as well as the newer forms of private currencies. It is sometimes forgotten that the Catholic church, for instance, remained i in battle against the ‘sin of usury’ until the 19th century.

He took the cowhide, and cut perfect leather rounds in n, and put an elaborate and graceful little stamp on each round.

Whenever vuture specific financial system is designed, the remarkable motivating power of money is invariably used to load the system with a host of other objectives – sometimes conscious, often unconscious from the prestige of the gods or moey ruler, to collective socio-economic motivations.

Both authors start by faulting the current official money system but differ in their conclusions about its future. Further below the radar beams of officialdom is the remarkable and explosive growth of grass-roots complementary currencies of various kinds.

The creation of money is largely invisible to the untrained eye, and seems almost miraculous. Even more important, these new complementary currencies, operating in conjunction with the dominant national money system, create new wealth, both financial and social. Unemployment used to be primarily a Third World problem, but has now spread to ‘developed’ ufture as well. The unit of account is an hour of service. Different kinds of money have co-existed in the past, and do so now as well.

Life can be beautiful ateven on the mobey pension of a long- retired bank clerk. With such a fundamental commitment, it would be considered our birthright to have a fjture chance to develop our true potential – unhampered by a lack of money.