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, people have trouble understanding the nature of money. Over the next few decades, a demographic transformation that is totally predictable will take place – all the people involved are accounted for today. Even the lowest income households transferred DM 1. 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.

Some people still assume that there is only one kind of money possible in the modem world – the familiar national currency, in the form of bills and coins.

After all, it is only in Western culture that total priority ljetaer been given to commercial exchanges, neglecting the other purposes for payments. The people providing the services can accumulate the credits in a ‘healthcare time savings account’ on which they may draw when they need credits for themselves, for example if they are ill.


An enquiry is then launched into different possible futures for our money system and how they would reshape society. It has a life of its own.

Is this the dawn of a society where “Winner-takes-all” or a short-term last gasp of the transition out of the Industrial Age? Using this approach, would it not be possible for the Information Revolution to evolve into an authentic Age of Knowledge? Tiernan O’Rourke rated it liked it Oct 31, More information and direct contact for answers to your questions are available in an on-line ‘Money Conference’ on www.

It is worth remembering what John F. In this, the book is perhaps dated. Quotes from The Future of Money.

While these changes may seem frightening in their scale, they also hold the promise of unprecedented opportunity. In order to prevent a global monetary meltdown, a unique vision of sustainable abundance, and the mechanisms for achieving this, is proposed.

With the demise of the dollar-gold equivalency, fuure self-deception has become more difficult.

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So for me the book could have been much, much shorter. The answer is both. Taws called a ‘shekel’, and it was a sacred symbol embodying the mysteries of life’s fertility see sidebar. In pre-Victorian England the world was oblivious of pollution, greenhouse effects and overpopulation.

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But this is not where money is created. Houses have elegant carvings, landscapes are exquisite. It can vuture fascinating to discover the next supporting mystique. The representative of the Clinton administration to the IMF offered this revealing definition: To understand this process fully, we need to look beyond appearances.


Instead, me new money game was generating a systemic undertow of competition among all the participants. The wealthiest people and organizations own most interest-bearing assets. This book contains a clear assessment of the monetary situation in the early s, along with possible scenarios explored by Bernard Lietaer.

What would you imagine them to be?

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mnoey It was in the nature of things that the few had access to key resources and the many did not. Surprisingly, it is in fact not the first time that such solutions have been successfully implemented in the Modern world.

It is intriguing that after interest became officially legal, almost all countries have felt the need to create income redistribution schemes to counteract at least part of this process. With any of the previous focus resources from a flint spear-point to land, from a horse to a barrel of oil – if you acquired it from me, I lost it to you. More sobering issues, however, will lieater to be addressed during the current transition period.