Systems

Bernard Lietaer - From Finance Crisis to WarAbundance instead of Scarcity – it is possible. Nature provides often more than we (currently) need. And then people come and buy all the corn on the planet to sit on it – and wait – until scarcity drives prices up.

That is called speculation.

So if you abolish scarcity – you abolish the power speculators have over your life.

It would be a major step forward for mankind.

Are we capable to take it? Or fall back into middle-ages structures of barbarianism and dictatorship.

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Too Big To Fail Banks - blackmail states

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Check out Book presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4sTFkHeHtw

Published on Dec 18, 2013

In 2010, the IMF reported that 425 countries had gone through a major systemic economic crash over the previous 30 years — that’s 10 countries per year suffering the consequences of poorly designed monetary systems.
Why do industrialists have short-term thinking? Why do governments charge taxes? What do tree farms have in common with giant pandas?

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A foreword by John Perkins

author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

We have entered revolutionary times.

People across the globe have lost faith in the ability of government and business leaders to resolve the problems facing humanity. The global economic depression has shattered the lives of Andean peasants, African fishermen, corporate executives, and the average house hold alike. Despite claims that the current economic malaise is ending, the general public remains unconvinced, suspicious, and shaken. The promised “recovery” is uneven and uncertain; monumental issues still remain to be resolved […].

 

About the authors

BERNARD LIETAER is a leader in the field of money for more than thirty years as a central banker, a fund manager, a university professor, and a consultant. In 1992, Business Week named him “the world’s top currency trader”. A co-designer of the European Currency Unit — the precursor to the euro—he is currently a research fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resource Development at the University of California, Berkeley.

View Bernard’s full bio here.

JACQUI DUNNE is an award-winning journalist and founder of Danu Resources, an emerging leader in helping entrepreneurs develop technologies and initiatives that restore the earth. The company is an interface between donors and projects, creating a flourishing paradigm shift for a quadruple bottom line: people, planet, profits, and power within.

View Jacqui’s full bio here.

Order your copy now NOT on Amazon (because they do not pay their taxes) but on Berrett-Koehler publishers!

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In English (very good Mr Felber 🙂

In Espaniol (mui bien Mr Felber 🙂

In German (Interview by Radio Station SWR)

Herr Felber arbeitet an einer Gemeinwohl Ökonomie und sogar an einer Gemeinwohl Bank!

Bank for Common Good (again in German)

Related Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_for_the_Common_Good

http://worldbeyondwar.org/

“capitalism needs to expand to succeed – otherwise it collapses” Gar Alperovitz

“How to build a different system that does not need expansionism (interest on interest) in order to succeed?” Gar Alperovitz

The event will feature sessions focused on such topics as:

  • Strategies to End War
  • Ending War and Patriarchy
  • Remaking the Mass Media for Peace
  • Capitalism and transition to Peace Economy
  • The Racism of War
  • Promoting Peace Begins With Abolishing War
  • War Isn’t Working, and It Isn’t Necessary: Why we need complete abolition, even of humanitarian wars
  • Diplomacy, Aid, and Nonviolent Peacekeeping and Protection
  • Disarmament, and Abolishing Nuclear Weapons
  • Closing Bases
  • Protecting the Environment from War by Ending War
  • Changing War Culture to Peace Culture
  • International Law. Can War Makers Be Held Accountable? Can We Achieve Truth and Reconciliation?
  • Demonstrations, Direct Action, Resistance and Counter-Recruitment
  • Untold History of the United States
  • Nonviolent Action: Getting to Work
  • Bringing United States into the International Criminal Court
  • Resistance, Ending the Draft, Countering Recruitment, Creating Free College
  • Abolishing Nuclear Weapons
  • Freeing Palestine
  • Young People Organizing for Peace
  • Improving the Alternative Global Security Strategy
  • Building Friendship Between the United States and Russia

Speakers committed to being part of the events in Washington, D.C., include: Dennis Kucinich, Kathy Kelly, Miriam Pemberton, David Vine, Kozue Akibayashi, Harvey Wasserman, Jeff Bachman, Peter Kuznick, Medea Benjamin, Maurice Carney, David Swanson, Leah Bolger, David Hartsough, Pat Elder, John Dear, Mel Duncan, Kimberley Phillips, Ira Helfand, Darakshan Raja, Bill Fletcher Jr., Lindsey German (by video), Maria Santelli, Mark Engler, Maja Groff, Robert Fantina, Barbara Wien, Jodie Evans, Odile Hugonot Haber, Gar Alperovitz, Sam Husseini, Christopher Simpson, Brenna Gautam, Patrick Hiller, Mubarak Awad, Michelle Kwak, John Washburn, Bruce Gagnon, David Cortright, Michael McPhearson, Gareth Porter, John Reuwer, Pat Alviso, Larry Wilkerson, Thomas Drake, Larry Johnson, John Kiriakou, Craig Murray, Raed Jarrar, Alli McCracken, Lilly Daigle, Alice Slater, Bob Spies, Jan Hartsough, Jeremy Corbyn (by video), Taylor Piepenhagen.

For more info, including the full detailed agenda and the speakers’ bios, visit: http://worldbeyondwar.org/nowar2016