New book "FUTURE MONEY: Breakdown or Breakthrough?"

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We are happy to announce that a new book about money 

“FUTURE MONEY: Breakdown or Breakthrough?”

has been published today by Green Books.

The author James Robertson, who has been described as “the grandfather of green economics”, is also the author of the excellent book ‘Creating New Money’, which served as the basis for much of our work on reforming the monetary system.

 

The book looks at how our present money system frustrates the well-meaning efforts of active citizens, NGOs and governments to deal with our present ills and problems – including worldwide poverty, environmental destruction, social injustice, economic inefficiency and political unrest and violence.

It shows clearly how our money system operates and how it could be reformed so that it acts for the benefit of people and society rather than the opposite, and describes the obstacles that currently prevent that reform.

The world’s financial experts and leaders in politics, government and business, and most mainstream academic and media commentators, have demonstrated that they are not yet able or willing to diagnose and treat the profound and pervasive problems that are directly caused by the money system.

Therefore it is necessary for independent-minded citizens to take the initiative now – and urgently – to get the reform of the money system on to mainstream agendas worldwide.

…the money system now is like the result of someone “seeking to build a substantial house by working spasmodically on odd portions of the structure on quite isolated plans, fashioning minute details of some upper parts, when he has not set up, nor indeed even planned out, the substructure which is their sole foundation…

A Feature of the Book to Note:

The primary aim of the book is to enable concerned people to consider how each of us can help to bring about a comprehensive modernisation of the world’s money system.

But the book can also serve an important secondary purpose. Together with the entries in Appendix 2, the references in the footnotes to the main texts will provide material for courses on adapting the money system to a survivable future. We can usefully draw the attention of interested teachers in schools, universities, business schools, and other educational institutions to that opportunity.

You can read the endorsements the book has received here.

“James Robertson in lucid and clear arguments exposes the unsound system on which money rests. Through his deep analysis of today’s financial crisis, Robertson’s Future Money gives an honest and convincing look at how today’s money system has to change now, before it is too late. An important resource for all of us concerned to act to ensure our collective future.” Wendy Harcourt – Editor Development, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Hague

The book will be distributed in the US and Canada by Chelsea Green later in the year.

You can order the book via Green Books (and support an independent publisher as well). 

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