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The End of Money and the Future of Civilization, by Thomas Greco, Jr. (Book Preview)

The End of Money and the Future of Civilization, by Thomas Greco, Jr. (Book Preview)

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Very few people realize that the nature of money has changed profoundly over the past three centuries, or—as has been clear with the latest global financial crisis—the extent to which it has become a political instrument used to centralize power, concentrate wealth, and subvert popular government. On top of that, the economic growth imperative inherent in the present global monetary system is a main driver of global warming and other environmental crises.
Very few people realize that the nature of money has changed profoundly over the past three centuries, or—as has been clear with the latest global financial crisis—the extent to which it has become a political instrument used to centralize power, concentrate wealth, and subvert popular government. On top of that, the economic growth imperative inherent in the present global monetary system is a main driver of global warming and other environmental crises.

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FUTURE OF CIVILIZATIONTHE END OF MONEY
AND THE
THOMAS H. GRECO, JR.
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Pub Date:  June 2009
$19.95 US, $24.95 CAN • PB97816035807866x9256 pagesB&W photos, tables, and diagrams
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THE END OF MONEY AND THE FUTURE OF CIVILIZATION
Thomas H. Greco, Jr.
 
 Asweeping view of moneypast, present, andfuture—including a plan to democratize the economy and restore the “credit commons.”
Like the proverbial fish who doesn’t know what water is, we swim in an economy built onmoney that few of us comprehend, and, most definitely, what we don’t know is hurting us.Very few people realize that the nature of money has changed profoundly over the past threecenturies, or—as has been clear with the latest global financial crisis—the extent to which it hasbecome a political instrument used to centralize power, concentrate wealth, and subvert popula government. On top of that, the economic growth imperative inherent in the present globalmonetary system is a main driver of global warming and other environmental crises.
The End of Money and the Future of Civilization 
demystifies the subjects of money,banking, anfinance bytracing historical landmarks and important evolutionaryshifts that havechanged theessential natureof money.Grecos masterful work lays out the problems and then looks to thefuture for a next stage in money’s evolution that can liberate us as individuals and communitiesfrom the current grip of centralized and politicized money power.Greco provides specific design proposals and exchange-system architectures for local, regional,national, and global financial systems. He offers strategies for their implementation and outlinesactions grassroots organizations, businesses, and governments will need to take to achieve success.Ultimately,
The End of Money and the Future of Civilization 
provides the necessary under-standing—for entrepreneurs, activists, and civic leaders—to implement approaches towardmonetaryliberation. These approaches would empower communities, preserve democraticinstitutions, and begin to build economies that are sustainable, democratic, and insulatedfrom the financial crises that plague the dominant monetary system.
"Many of the world's ills are symptoms of centralized control of our media, governments and resources by a small, invisible group of people. How can so few control and impoverish so many? Currency systems are an important source of this centralized power. Tom Greco's
latest book helps us unpack the nancial mysteries and consider our
alternatives. There can be no question about it—Tom Greco is the pit bull of the alternative currency movement." —Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Investment Advisory Services, LLC“I have found Tom Greco to be a trusted and authoritative source of
wisdom on the topics of the aws in mainstream money and of the
possibilities for alternatives. Even after years of garnering wisdom from Tom for my work with Toronto Dollars, his advice in this new book reaches a higher level of clarity and practicality.” —Joy Kogawa, author of Obasan and co-founder of Toronto Dollars
 
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THE END OF
MONEY
AND
THE FUTURE OF
CIVILIZATION
THOMAS H. GRECO, JR.
CHELSEA GREEN PUBLISHINGWHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT

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