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 is a book written by Bernard Lietaer, published by Random House in , and currently out of print. It was written as an overview of how. The Future of Money has ratings and 14 reviews. Joshua said: Fascinating! It is especially prescient given that it was published in (!) yet seem.

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But where does your employer get this money? During that one- year, transfers between these ten groups involved a gross total of DM billion in interest payments received and paid. Carlien Roodink rated it liked it Feb 13, Just as the magician needs a handkerchief to wave above the hat before the rabbit can appear, the banker has an additional veil. Such a combination of more or less conscious choices by the many and the few shaped a money system remarkably in tune with the pre- Victorian English Zeitgeist, the priorities and mindset of an island country poised to carve out its empire in the world.

If such a long-term oriented money system were operational today, what would be the ‘cathedrals of the 21st century? Just ask any one of the one billion Latin Americans, Asians or Eastern Europeans who are still reeling from their own personal encounter with the cataclysmic monetary changes that occurred as a direct consequence of a radical shift in power from their governments to international financial markets.

Money is typically geographically attached to a 1 nation-state.

The Future of Money

Their initiatives to date are small-scale, but I see them as seedlings which – if allowed to grow – have if potential to provide effective and permanent solutions by which conditions for mankind and other living systems may improve dramatically within our own lifetimes. They don’t have to be temples or buildings. One can see these two types of currencies as complementary to each other, to be used in parallel.

The way money is created and administered in a given society makes a deep impression on values and relationships within that society. For instance, charging interest on money — which had been prohibited on both moral and legal grounds for more than 20 centuries suddenly, became a normal and accepted practice.

Money not futkre has the potential to contribute to global abundance, sustainability, and peace of mind if used wisely; but when restricted in its flow it also has the ability to engender unfathomable suffering and hardship. We learn how our government works, and who makes the rules by which we are required to live.


Historical precedents have proven such results, some of them lasting over several centuries.

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One breakthrough is the realisation that information and knowledge are the only factors of production not subject to the law of diminishing returns. The best study on the transfer of wealth via interest from one social group to another was performed in Germany during the yearwhen interest rates were at 5.

Are we going wrong somewhere- Wassily Leontieff, Nobel Prize-winning economist, has summarized the overall process as follows: In one way, this is fast becoming a drawback: Imagine that you have bought the first fax machine ever produced. The more it leaks, the more of it we have, and the more of us have it. Are we inaugurating an era where de facto monopolies can emerge more easily than in the traditional Industrial economies’ Have anti-trust laws designed for the Industrial Age become ineffective in cyberspace?

For instance, if you perform a service of one hour for me, you get a credit of one hour and I get a debit for the same amount. Finally, the availability of information technologies necessary to implement new money systems has become universal enough that a democratisation of money innovations has become reality.

In addition, many prefer to transfer part or all of their Hureai Kippu credits to their parents who may live in another part of the country.

Already in20 million Netizens made at least one purchase on the Net, resulting in billion in mondy. See and discover other items: Both authors identify the interest charged on the bank loans which are if basis of virtually all modern money as a cause of the serious problems they expound.

It shows how the Internet is changing the game for all the players and blowing out the old confidence games listaer generations of bankers. A synonym could be wise growth. She really enjoys her job, but she can’t wait to get back to her studio and continue her work mojey stained glass. If not checked, many of our current practices futkre so put at serious risk the future that we wish for human society and the plant and animal kingdoms, and may so alter the living world, that it will be unable to sustain life in the manner that we know.

Creating Sustainable Abundance with complementary currencies Without throwing away the positive contributions of the existing system, we can add new possibilities. As information becomes our critical resource, there are sweeping implications not only for our economy, but also for the very fabric of our society.


Bank debt The origin of money as explained in the Primer may be surprising to some. Four key design features All Industrial Age currencies have four key characteristics in common, which gradually ,oney to be considered as self-evident for the first time in England between the 17th and early 18th centuries. So had it been less advocacy and more ‘social science’ I would have rated it higher. It makes evident in everyday life the boundaries that are otherwise visible only in an atlas.

If you look closely, you may find that these people, lietqer planet and their Time-Compacting Machine are very familiar. Languages Nederlands Edit links.

Jobless growth for major corporations worldwide is not a forecast, but an established trend. There are already plenty of books about all of that. I recommend tuture Future of Money’ to anyone interested in understanding how money wo This book contains a clear assessment of the monetary situation in the early s, along with possible scenarios explored by Bernard Lietaer.

Financial wealth, by definition, is the accumulation lieraer income over time. 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.

At least million able and willing people are chronically unemployed or under- employed worldwide. There is also one very important built-in aspect of bank-debt ‘fiat’ money systems. The shekel is by no means atypical.

There is an updated version of this book released in It is about the concept of money, and how different money systems shape different societies. When no safety net has been prepared, experiencing such an unparalleled shift can be very frightening.

With an understanding of all this, it will become possible for you to futire what is unique about the money innovations going on in the world, which is the subject of Part Two: Growing Local Off with Local Currencies.

His assessment of the invulnerability over the past century of the vested interests manipulating and controlling the current system is indisputable but the mounting instability of the present system and its impending collapse make the possibility of forcing reform much more realistic.

As we mature, we become conversant in many adult mysteries. After all, it is only in Western culture that total priority has been given to commercial exchanges, neglecting the other purposes for payments.