“Many societies have imposed a single, monopolistic, hierarchically-issued currency, naturally or artificially kept scarce, and associated with positive interest rates. … dual-currency systems provide some of the best explanations for the unusual economic well-being of [many] ancient societies”
This extract from Money and Sustainability offers a systems-thinking view of just one of the many flaws, problems and wrong assumptions that underpin the disastrous money system that currently prevails across the world. Triarchy titles in this area offer informed and radical alternatives that would help to reduce inequality, avoid financial crises and create a sustainable and regenerative economic and social system.
Key Money titles ...
The way we create money, and how it damages the world
Our money system is a toxic left-over from a time when theft on a grand scale – war and empire-building – was glorified.
Bank Robbery is a clear and comprehensive examination of a system that supports unaccountable and destructive power. It also points the way to the simple reforms that are necessary if we wish to create a more just and equitable world.
Local Money: What Difference Does it Make?
This pamphlet explains the practical differences between national and local money - how local currencies work, what they can do that national money can’t do, and why they are needed. If you are lucky enough to have a local currency, find out why you should join it. If you don’t, you might be inspired to start one!
Money and Sustainability: The Missing Link
Bernard Lietaer, Christian Arnsperger, Sally Goerner & Stefan Brunnhuber
This new Report from the Club of Rome exposes the systemic flaws in our money system and the wrong thinking that underpins it. It describes the ongoing currency and banking crises we must expect if we continue with the current monopoly system – and the vicious impact of these crises on our communities, our society as a whole and our environment. This is a book for anyone interested in understanding the nature of the current financial monetary crisis and the way it relates to broader sustainability issues.
People Money: The promise of regional currencies
Margrit Kennedy, Bernard Lietaer and John Rogers
People Money is a comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of regional currencies. It shows how regional currencies can transform the lives and well-being of local communities, how they can sustain businesses, how local authorities can participate in their success and, consequently, why supporting regional currencies is of vital importance to the future of your community, region or country. It's also a comprehensive guide to the process of developing and implementing a regional currency.