Watch “How Decentralizing Money Can Eradicate Poverty” by Bernard Lietaer on YouTube

Bernard Lietaer on Currencies at D10e Tel Aviv Published on Jun 27, 2017 Bernard explains why multiple currencies are best suited to natural ecosystem vibrancy and how the Bancor protocol can contribute.

Watch “Bernard Lietaer: Economic Justice – Theory to Practice” on YouTube

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Bernard Lietaer: Economic Justice – Theory to Practice Bernard Lietaer is an expert on monetary systems. He has been Professor of International Finance at the University of Louvain in Belgium, financial advisor to several Latin American governments, Head of Organization and Electronic Data Processing at the Belgian central bank, manager… Read More

Watch “Bernard Lietaer Talks About Money & Sustainability & Cryptocurrencies” on YouTube

Published on May 7, 2017 Professor Lietaer is one of the architects of the euro. At Bitcoin Wednesday on 3 May 2017, Bernard Lietaer gave this fascinating presentation about money and sustainability and where blockchain technology, Ethereum, smart contracts and cryptocurrencies might fit. Adapted from: https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/sustainability-design-currency/ Here are the slides from his presentation: https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Bernard-Lietaer-Money-and-Sustainability-BitcoinWednesday-3-May-2017.pdf Bernard Lietaer Bitcoin… Read More

Coming Out of the Shadows into the Light

“The Tao is called Great Mother: Empty yet inexhaustible, It gives birth to infinite worlds.” Lao Tzu “That which we do not bring to consciousness appears in our lives as fate.” CARL GUSTAV JUNG “The Kingdom is spread out inside you and outside you. But you don’t see it.” Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas*… Read More

Beyond Greed and Scarcity by Bernard Lietaer – Yes! Magazine 1997

Reproduced from: http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/money-print-your-own/beyond-greed-and-scarcity Beyond Greed and Scarcity Few people have worked in and on the money system in as many different capacities as Bernard Lietaer. He spent five years at the Central Bank in Belgium, and he was president of Belgium’s Electronic Payment System. Bernard Lietaer posted Jun 30, 1997 He has helped developing countries improve… Read More

The Terra TRC: A Global Complementary Currency to Stabilize the World Economy

Reproduced from: http://www.lietaer.com/2010/01/terra/ The Terra is a global complementary currency designed to provide an inflation-resistant international standard of value; to stabilize the business cycle on a global level; and to realign stockholder’s interests with long-term sustainability.   From a legal viewpoint, the Terra is standardized “countertrade” (international barter), which is routinely used for over one trillion dollars… Read More

Articles in Monetary Literacy 101 by Bernard Lietaer

Reproduced from: http://www.lietaer.com/category/monetary-literacy/ http://www.lietaer.com/2010/09/what-is-money/ What is money? Most people tend to regard money as “a thing” because that is usually the way it appears to us (as paper, coins, checks, credit cards etc).  And yet, stranded on a desert island, we would quickly discover that while our knife remains useful as a knife, whatever cash or… Read More