By Thomas Greco Jr.
Like the proverbial fish who doesn’t understand what water is, we swim in an economic climate outfitted on cash that few folks understand, and, probably, what we don’t be aware of is hurting us.
Very few humans detect that the character of cash has replaced profoundly over the last 3 centuries, or—as has been transparent with the most recent international monetary crisis—the quantity to which it has develop into a political device used to centralize energy, focus wealth, and subvert well known govt. On best of that, the commercial development critical inherent within the current international financial process is a prime driving force of world warming and different environmental crises.
The finish of cash and the way forward for Civilization demystifies the topics of cash, banking, and finance by means of tracing old landmarks and critical evolutionary shifts that experience replaced the basic nature of cash. Greco’s masterful paintings lays out the issues after which appears to the long run for a subsequent degree in money’s evolution which could unlock us as members and groups from the present grip of centralized and politicized funds power.
Greco presents particular layout proposals and exchange-system architectures for neighborhood, nearby, nationwide, and international monetary platforms. He bargains innovations for his or her implementation and descriptions activities grassroots organisations, companies, and governments might want to take to accomplish success.
Ultimately, The finish of cash and the way forward for Civilization offers the required realizing— for marketers, activists, and civic leaders—to enforce techniques towards financial liberation. those techniques may empower groups, shield democratic associations, and start to construct economies which are sustainable, democratic, and insulated from the monetary crises that plague the dominant financial system.
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The challenges before us today demand that we acquire a deep understanding of the relationships between money, power, and wealth. It is my belief that this book, in providing essential information, ideas, and specific advice, will help the reader to achieve that understanding, and motivate action that is in the right direction. It is my hope that Congressman Dennis Kucinich is correct in saying that, “We are at a teachable moment on matters of money and finance,”12 and that people the world over will then be motivated to cooperate and organize themselves to help themselves.
This does not go on indefinitely—but while it is eating, the caterpillar can devastate the host plants. As a gardener, I’ve had ample opportunity to observe this firsthand. In our Tucson garden we had some hot chili pepper plants. One morning my friend Donna came and said, “Look at that plant. ” With the plant defoliated, it was easy to spot the culprits—two tomato horn worms. They’re the big green ones, about as big as my thumb, that are commonly found on tomato plants—as we discovered, they like pepper plants too.
Enable the nonviolent resolution of inevitable conflicts and harmonize the interests of all. It is my contention that the reinvention of money is a necessary prerequisite, and that the prescriptions outlined in later chapters are the right kind of medicine for achieving those goals. Metamorphosis That our global civilization cannot continue on its current path seems evident. What comes next is, of course, much harder to predict. However, I am at heart an optimist, and as such believe that the caterpillar’s metamorphosis into the butterfly might offer us an apt analogy for our changing civilization.