The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

Cover
Chelsea Green Publishing, 04.06.2009 - 280 Seiten
1 Rezension

Like the proverbial fish who doesn’t know what water is, we swim in an economy built on money that few of us comprehend, and, most definitely, what we don’t know is hurting us.

Very few people realize that the nature of money has changed profoundly over the past three centuries, or—as has been clear with the latest global financial crisis—the extent to which it has become a political instrument used to centralize power, concentrate wealth, and subvert popular government. On top of that, the economic growth imperative inherent in the present global monetary system is a main driver of global warming and other environmental crises.

The End of Money and the Future of Civilization demystifies the subjects of money, banking, and finance by tracing historical landmarks and important evolutionary shifts that have changed the essential nature of money. Greco’s masterful work lays out the problems and then looks to the future for a next stage in money’s evolution that can liberate us as individuals and communities from the current grip of centralized and politicized money power.

Greco provides specific design proposals and exchange-system architectures for local, regional, national, and global financial systems. He offers strategies for their implementation and outlines actions grassroots organizations, businesses, and governments will need to take to achieve success.

Ultimately, The End of Money and the Future of Civilization provides the necessary understanding— for entrepreneurs, activists, and civic leaders—to implement approaches toward monetary liberation. These approaches would empower communities, preserve democratic institutions, and begin to build economies that are sustainable, democratic, and insulated from the financial crises that plague the dominant monetary system.

 

Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben

Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.

Ausgewählte Seiten

Inhalt

My Purpose and My Journey
1
MegaCrisis and Metamorphosis Can Civilization Be Saved?
11
The Contest for Rulership Two Opposing Philosophies
20
Central Banking and the Rise of the Money Power
29
The New World Order
41
Usury and the Engine of Destruction
49
The Nature and Cause of Inflation
61
The Separation of Money and State
76
A Regional Economic Development Plan Based on Credit Clearing
171
The Next Big Thing in Business A Complete WebBased Trading Platform
179
Organizational Forms and Structures for Local Self Determination and Complementary Exchange
190
The Role of Governments in Establishing Economic and Financial Stability
205
Exchange Finance and the Store of Value
214
Epilogue
228
Acknowledgments
232
A Model Membership Agreement for a Credit Clearing Service
233

The Evolution of Money From Commodity Money to Credit Money
87
The Third Evolutionary Stage The Emergence of Credit Clearing
101
Solving the Money Problem
109
Credit Clearing the UnMoney
124
The State of the Alternative Exchange Movement
137
How Complementary Currencies Succeed or Fail
144
Commercial Trade Exchanges Their Present Limitations and Potential Future
160
An Objective Composite Standard Measure of Value
245
Notes
248
References
257
Index
261
About the Author
269
Urheberrecht

Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen

Häufige Begriffe und Wortgruppen

Über den Autor (2009)

Thomas H. Greco, Jr. is the director of the Community Information Resource Center, which he founded in 1992. CIRC is a nonprofit consulting organization and networking hub dedicated to economic equity, social justice, and community improvement, specializing in community currency and mutual credit design, development, and implementation. He is a former engineer and professor of business administration. Tom's books include Money and Debt: A Solution to the Global Crisis, Money: Understanding and Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender, and The End of Money and the Future of Civilization. For more information on re-creating money systems, visit another webpage of Tom's, Reinventing Money (reinventingmoney.com).

Bibliografische Informationen