Why has money become such an influential force in the world today?
Why does it generate such powerful and polarized emotions in most individuals?
Collectively, why do supposedly rational financial markets periodically suffer from extraordinary irrational and destructive manias and crises?
The journey to which this book invites you will provide the key to understanding the core emotions that are implanted in our money system, and make it such a powerful compulsion in our societies. It is a journey inside our own heads, bringing to conscious awareness one of the last taboos of Western society: our money. Talking about a taboo is hazardous. Pointing to a society’s shadows is, by definition, risking to upset many people. Talking about emotions and archetypes in a book on money is unconventional. So why this book that deals with the taboo of money by exploring the collective emotions it generates?
To truly understand how money shapes society “out there”, we need to complete the circle and bring into the light how it connects “in here”, inside our own psyche. After all, that is where the engine that is driving it all is hiding.
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.
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
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
“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
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
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