“Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne’s clear and potent voice tells the story of our “Rethinking Money does a brilliant job of eradicating the concepts and stories. Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne argue that our monetary system is antiquated and that a new system of complimentary currencies could help improve the. The book I mentioned last week, Rethinking Money: How New Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne, are not condemning money as such.

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I am convinced that the root cause of almost every disaster, lietadr scarcity, every human cause of misery in this world, is the design of money as it exists today.

There is a way—in fact, thousands of ways—to stop the seemingly inevitable slide toward global self-destruction. I would like to see some of the examples provided in action. But we will have zero chance of creating a more satisfactory global future if we do not create new mechanisms for facilitating commerce. Dec 20, Robert rated it really liked it Shelves: An overly idealistic and poorly thought out book that wants to fix something that is utterly broken and should be destroyed.

Take your time and read every single word in every single chapter. Interests Hidden Consequences Chapter 4: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

The reader needs to be both disciplined and determined to get from the start to the finish of the book. Jon Berthet rated it it was amazing Mar 09, The authors present stories of ordinary people and their communities using new money, working in cooperation with national currencies, to strengthen local economies, create work, beautify cities, and provide education—and so much more is possible.

After reading this book, I am inspired to make ch I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads and would recommend it to everyone who is interested in the well-being of our society.


A New Perspective on Money Chapter 6: In fact, there are thousands of ways to solve not only our recurring fiscal crises but our ongoing social and ecological debacles as well.

Rethinking Money: How New Currencies Turn Scarcity into Prosperity

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. In fact, there are thousands of ways to solve not only our recurring fiscal crises but our ongoing social and ecological debacles as well. Not a serious work. This is where the book is at its most disappointing. But rewriting the rules can’t be done by one person. Jul 04, Adrienne Kiser rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving….

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. The discussion is also marred by pervasive fuzzy thinking and deeply flawed argumentation. As bad as the eethinking majority of the book is, chapter 12 is risible, offering speculative fiction about future successes around the globe, and chapter 13 offering pie in the sky technology that will save us all 3D printers being able to make any sort of good, thus eliminating the need for manufacturing or shipping!

While nontraditional currencies may well serve some productive functions, this book dramatically oversells their potential. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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The book provides remedies for challenges faced by governments, businesses, nonprofits, local communities, and even banks. Rethinking Money is a very useful, plain0-language book to cover the basics of the options already in existence and the ones that are in the planning stage.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I definitely recommend this book to anyone, but for people with a social conscience it is practically a must-read. But I have to agree with many of the negative comments about the book’s coherence and the authors’ over-enthusiasm about certain alternative currencies.


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My view is that it represents an attempt to get away from the current paradigm of money. Productive capital has a focus on the present use of money, whilst unproductive capital has a focus on the future use of money.

Over the past 30 years there has been a tremendous growth of cooperative currencies from fewer than in to over 4, today. When the relationship between the two becomes unbalanced, problems arise. The manufacturing of scarcity by banks create a society that privileges competition over cooperation. In the contemporary economy, it would be represented lietare the purchase of intangible assets – such as designs and patents – and the development of monej capital.

Read this book and find out how simply changing our money system will lead to a more rdthinking and peaceful society. The emergent cooperative currency movement needs to grow up. Alexa Actionable Analytics rfthinking the Web.

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In order to be truly different, the new rules have to be formulated cooperatively, and lieyaer beginning at the local level. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Debt – Updated and Expanded: We live in a world of competition for scarce money with damaging consequences for quality of life.