Based on the four mega-trends of monetary instability, global greying (an ageing global population), the information revolution, and climate change and species extinction, Bernard Lietaer looks at different scenarios of what the world might be like in 2020. 1. The Corporate Millennium: governments are disbanded, central banks close down and the world is run with Big Brother control by huge corporations with their own currencies.2. Caring Communities: people retreat into small, self-sustaining communities, like tribes.3. Hell on Earth: in which the breakdown of life as we know it is followed by a highly individualistic free-for-all, resulting in an ever more obscene gulf between rich and poor.4. Sustainable Abundance: envisages a world where we take better care of the environment, re-engage the poor and the unemployed in mainstream society and give back time and fulfilment to the over-worked, while providing the elderly with a high level of personal care. A society of sustainable abundance is achievable - but only if we are willing to re-invent our money system and create new currencies.
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Bernard Lietaer has spent 25 years working in different areas of the money system. He worked on the creation of the single European currency and was named the world's top currency trader by Business Week in 1989 (making $22m in three years). He was Professor of International Finance at the University of Louvain, Belgium, and a Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. His vast range of experience and knowledge of global money systems has made him one of the world's foremost financial visionaries.Review:
"Read this thoughtful, penetrating, readable book and you'll understand how profoundly present monetary systems and the people who control them affect your life" -- Dee Hock, Founder and CEO Emeritus, VISA International "Exciting, challenging and profound; a unique and essential contribution to our understanding of money." -- Dr. Peter Russell, author of The Global Brain Awakens "This is an important breakthrough in the emerging new economics ofsustainability and human wellbeing." -- Ed Mayo, President, the New Economics Foundation "I thoroughly disagree with it." -- The Rt. Hon. John Redwood, MP
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Descrizione libro Century, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110712683992