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Talks & Seminars

Talks & Seminars

Bernard Lietaer gives talks and seminars all around the world to a wide range of audiences including government officials, business alliances, multinational corporations, think tanks, and community...

Speaking

Speaking

Bernard Lietaer gives talks and seminars all around the world to a wide range of audiences, including: governments looking for solutions against inflation, unemployment, and financial crises;...

Who creates money?

Who creates money?

Contrary to popular belief, governments do not create money in our current system.   As a matter of fact, whenever the revenues generated by taxes are inferior to their outlays, governments have to borrow...

Credentials of a Flying Fish: Bernard’s Story

Credentials of a Flying Fish: Bernard’s Story

My main qualification for talking the way I do about money is that for the last forty years I happen to have been exposed to an unusual variety of hands-on experiences of money as a system.   This was not...

Bernard’s Research

Bernard’s Research

Since 2006, my academic research has been focused on identifying the conditions under which complex flow networks such as natural ecosystems are stable and sustainable.   The data my colleagues and I have...

What is money?

What is money?

Most people tend to regard money as “a thing” because that is usually the way it appears to us (as paper, coins, checks, credit cards etc).  And yet, stranded on a desert island, we would quickly...