What can governments do to address the banking crisis, remedy unemployment, poverty and ecological threats, and create conditions for sustainable abundance? How can time-tested currency innovations such as mutual credit systems help businesses of all monnaie bitcoin deal with cash flow shortages and monetary instability? What can communities do to leverage their untapped wealth and connect resources that would otherwise remain unused with needs that would otherwise remain unmet? What can scientific and academic research tell us about how to design and implement more effective and resilient monetary systems?
What types of complementary currencies could help us overcome current obstacles to the flourishing of our educational, energy, commercial, and other systems? So write Bernard Lietaer and Stephen Belgin, authors of the much anticipated book New Money for a New World. Lietaer is a principal architect of the euro and author of the acclaimed international best seller The future of Money, which has been translated into sixteen languages. Belgin is the founder and president of Qiterra Press and author of the upcoming City of Light Chronicles. New Money for a New World examines a previously unexamined culprit for the many issues we face today—the monopoly of our centuries old monetary system.
This book also provides many ways and means that are now readily available to stop the current juggernaut towards global self destruction. Many of the solutions offered within this book are more than theory. Youtube and get an insight on the book! I am trying to understand whether this book is published or not, as it is not sold anywhere else. It really is a great book!
It works and is a way more fun model for financial exchange! Here is an article I wrote about printing your own money. I would kindly like to ask for your opinion on Thrive, the movie, that may become as popular as Zeitgeist did, and also which exposes the global financial co-operation and gives complementary currencies as one of the solutions at the end of the film. I have no interest to give this link, but really am interested in your opinion. Thank you, Thank you Thank you. You have published the book that I would love to have published!
Now my job is o share it with the world. I hope to find opportunities to teach this to my local community, Portland Oregon. We have a complementary currency group forming and I have an appointment to speak with one of our mayoral candidates in a couple weeks. If the booksI just ordered are here yet, I might copy chapter nine for him to give him a taste of what is possible. Though You deserve much greater audience than I might be able to gather.
All the best in all that you do, and thanks for sharing your brilliance with the rest of us! First, monotheism is not about a belief in only one God. It is the belief that God is One. God is the interconnected oneness, the essential ecology, the interconnected web of all things.
This is captured in the Old testament in the passage made into a central prayer of Judaism. Listen Israel, The Transcendent God of all things, your personal God, is UNITY. Second, the snake tempting Adam and Eve in Genesis is considered by the Jewish kabbalists, the depth Jewish philosophers, as the agent of transformation of consciousness, a requirement for awakening and creation. A great description of this can be found in Rabbi David Cooper’s book, God is a Verb.
Third, it is important to understand that Judaism came about during the period of time of scarcity described by Lietaer in chapter 21, times of desertification and resource scarcity that encouraged the development of patriarchy. Within this context came a religion that sought to temper the challenges of a patriarchal culture. Western religions are potentially a great ally in the movement to create complementary currency systems. The more than we look for and find elements of agreement and wisdom in all sacred scriptures, the more unity we will have to make the huge shifts in consciousness required to successfully turn the tide and create a socially just economic system. The God of the Judaeo-Christian world is a God of Unity and Love. It is gender free but written about in a gender dominant time, and so, the scripture includes both gendered and non-gendered language.
Unity of all things that is Love? Isn’t there a chance that this system, in time , will take over again? Also, as long as gold keeps it’s value it is still very possible to maintain a monopoly on wealth. Or so it seems to me. But i am very happy that there is platform and think thank for such Global new views, not fueled by geo-politics, or industrial intrests.