How new currencies turn scarcity into prosperity
Rethinking Money points out that there is a way, in fact a thousand ways, to stop our current juggernaut towards global self-destruction. There is a system of solutions already in place in localities throughout the world where terrible problems have existed. The changes came about, not through the redistribution of wealth, increased conventional taxation, bond measures or enlightened self-interest from corporate entities, but rather, by people simply rethinking the concept of money. With that restructuring, everything changed.
Remedies for Government, Business and Entrepreneurship, NGOs and the Civil Society, and the private citizen are offered. The book also presents clear validation, speaking plainly and directly to general interest readers. This work promises to strike a deep chord with audiences eager to find meaningful, thought-provoking answers.
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“Lietaer and Dunne describe the many thousands of innovative currencies in use by communities worldwide and how these currencies are facilitating the needed transition of human societies to more peaceful, sharing, prosperous, and sustainable futures.”
“In the midst of the confusion created by today’s crises, there are few people who can provide viable solutions that not only serve our local communities but also address the global economy. Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne are such a brilliant force for good.”
— Mariana Bozesan, PhD, integral investor and author of The Making of a Consciousness Leader in Business.
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A foreword by John Perkins
author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
We have entered revolutionary times.
People across the globe have lost faith in the ability of government and business leaders to resolve the problems facing humanity. The global economic depression has shattered the lives of Andean peasants, African fishermen, corporate executives, and the average house hold alike. Despite claims that the current economic malaise is ending, the general public remains unconvinced, suspicious, and shaken. The promised “recovery” is uneven and uncertain; monumental issues still remain to be resolved […].
About the authors
BERNARD LIETAER is a leader in the field of money for more than thirty years as a central banker, a fund manager, a university professor, and a consultant. In 1992, Business Week named him “the world’s top currency trader”. A co-designer of the European Currency Unit — the precursor to the euro—he is currently a research fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resource Development at the University of California, Berkeley.
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JACQUI DUNNE is an award-winning journalist and founder of Danu Resources, an emerging leader in helping entrepreneurs develop technologies and initiatives that restore the earth. The company is an interface between donors and projects, creating a flourishing paradigm shift for a quadruple bottom line: people, planet, profits, and power within.
View Jacqui’s full bio here.
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“Rethinking Money” provides remedies for challenges faced by government, businesses and more. It demystifies the current system of money and strikes a deep chord with readers eager to find innovative, meaningful solutions that will do far more than restore prosperity — it will provide the framework for an era of sustainable abundance.