Newsletter No. 36 - April 2012
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JUST ONE TOPIC IN TODAY'S NEWSLETTER
My new book FUTURE MONEY: Breakdown or
Breakthrough? has now been published
by Green Books - www.greenbooks.co.uk/en/book/414/future-money.html.
Printed copies may be ordered through
the Green Books link above. A pdf download of the book is available to subscribers of my Newsletter. You can subscribe here.
The book will be distributed in the US and Canada by
Chelsea Green later in the year.
You can read the endorsements the book has received
here - www.jamesrobertson.com/futuremoneyendorsements.htm.
The book looks at how 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
It 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.
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
Therefore it is necessary for
independent-minded citizens to take the initiative
now – and urgently – to
get the reform of the money system on to mainstream agendas
A Feature of the Book to Note
The primary aim of the book is to enable
concerned people to consider how each of us can help
to bring about a comprehensive modernisation of the world's
But the book can also serve an important secondary
purpose. Together with the entries in Appendix
2, the references in the footnotes to the main texts
will provide material for courses on adapting the money
system to a survivable future. We can usefully draw
the attention of interested teachers in schools, universities,
business schools, and other educational institutions
to that opportunity.
19 April 2012