In plain language and convincing detail, this book explains how our money system is propelling us toward the self-destruction of our species—and what we should do about it. Our present money system frustrates the well-meaning efforts of active citizens, NGOs, and governments to deal with our present ills and problems, including worldwide poverty, environmental destruction, social injustice, economic inefficiency, and political unrest and violence within and between nations. Failure to reform the world's money system urgently and radically from its roots up could bring disaster for human civilization before the end of this century. Future Money shows clearly how our money system operates and how it could be reformed so that it acts for the benefit of people and society rather than the opposite, and describes the obstacles that currently prevent that reform. The world's financial experts and leaders in politics, government and business, and most mainstream academic and media commentators, have demonstrated that they are not yet able or willing to diagnose and treat the profound and pervasive problems that are directly caused by the money system. This book speaks explicitly to active, independent-minded citizens with the hope that it will help them understand why people committed to careers in almost every important walk of life today find it difficult to recognize the problem. It shows why we have to take the initiative now, and urgently, to get the issue on to mainstream agendas worldwide.