"People still ignore the chronic dysfunctionalities at the heart of our money system, and refuse to acknowledge how big a part that 'failed system' plays in our current economic crisis. Future Money lays bare those dysfunctionalities with forensic skill, unhesitatingly 'naming names' as to who is responsible, and then lays out a program of radical reform for our money system that is utterly compelling. I can guarantee it will change the way people think about today's crisis—and, hopefully, the way they act."
—Jonathon Porritt, Founder, Forum for the Future
Future Money explains in plain language and convincing detail how money is now working to propel us toward the self-destruction of our species – and what we should do about it. Of course, money is not itself the problem, but in the way it works at present, it affects us as a diseased blood or brain system affects a living person.
The world’s financial experts and leaders in politics, government and business, and most mainstream academic and media commentators have shown in the past few years that they are not yet able or willing to diagnose and treat the problem.
The book clearly shows how the money system works, how it could be reformed so that it acts to the benefit of people and society rather than the opposite, and describes the obstacles that currently prevent a reform of the money system.
About the Author
James Robertson, who has been described as "the grandfather of green economics", worked in the Cabinet Office and as a researcher for British banks. In the 1970s he was one of the co-founders of The Other Economic Summit and The New Economics Foundation. His other books include "The Sane Alternative," "Future Wealth" and "Future Work." ...