A devastating analysis of how and why society depends on money. Money affects every area of life both for the individual and for business, socially, politically and economically. Clear-sighted, intellectually challenging, inspirational and controversial.
Bernard Lietaer has spent 25 years working in different areas of the money system. He worked on the creation of the single European currency and was named the world's top currency trader by Business Week in 1989 (making $22m in three years). He was Professor of International Finance at the University of Louvain, Belgium, and a Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. His vast range of experience and knowledge of global money systems has made him one of the world's foremost financial visionaries.
"Read this thoughtful, penetrating, readable book and you'll understand how profoundly present monetary systems and the people who control them affect your life" -- Dee Hock, Founder And Ceo Emeritus, Visa International "Exciting, challenging and profound; a unique and essential contribution to our understanding of money." -- Dr. Peter Russell, Author Of The Global Brain Awakens "This is an important breakthrough in the emerging new economics ofsustainability and human wellbeing." -- Ed Mayo, President, The New Economics Foundation "I thoroughly disagree with it." -- The Rt. Hon. John Redwood, Mp