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Adventures in mutual credit

My recent research into societal collapse (watch this space) lead me to John Michael Greer, who offered an uncommonly wise perspective, so I purchased this book to update myself on his post-peak oil thinking. It describes progress as a 'civil religion' and examines how deeply ideas and more importantly assumptions about progress lie in our civilisation's narrative compared, say to other civilisations which reified the past or the unchanging nature of things. Greer explores Spengler's work about civilisation lifecycles which have distinctive patterns particularly in their evolving...
This lucid and readable book traverses monetary history and philosophy to explain why money is no longer a tool for social justice, and indicates the kinds of solutions that could set it straight. Download zip file (140MB). Buy the paper book here.
E C Reigel quotes pop up all through the Money as Debt series, and he is a favourite of Tom Greco as well. This short book (...
It is my pleasure to offer you this seminal book in audio format, and my tribute to the authors. It cuts to the root of the linguistic, semantic and structural paradoxes not only of modern fiat money, but its several 'paradigm-of-liquidity' precedents; and reminds us of Keynes' genius in showing us a way towards a stable financial system. Introduction Download (6MB) Section 1: Phenomenology 01 Do we know what the financial markets are 02 Liquidity and Risk 03 What is credit 04 What is money 05 Finance starting from the end 06 Capitalism and debt: a matter of life and death...

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