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Wonderfully funny, human. And a vision for our future.
on 31 March 2000
Loved it! A wonderful combination of vision, and often curious factual insights and stories which amusingly, informatively (and endearingly!) lead the reader into and through an exciting new approach to money (the thing that effects our lives in more ways than we perhaps acknowledge) - the way we think about it, create it, use it. It challenges our most basic notions about it, makes us laugh in the meanwhile, and presents us with an extraordinary, viable, alternative future.
It's about a new way of thinking about money. It's liberating. It seems as though it could change the world. No longer us and them, but people taking control over "money" funny or otherwise. It's not new age fantasy but very firmly based in our current economical climate - multi-nationals (to whom we are all connected through pension funds etc) through to 'the new alchemists' - small communities creating their own money, their own banks, a sort of barter, but better.
It's inspiring, amusing (wonderfully so! - "Bill Bryson with a purpose" (Norfolk reviewer) absolutely! ), - if you have any interest at all in the way money goes round (and it's a/the key cog to the modern world), or you just want a laugh! - buy it, read it, and change the world into the bargain!
Perhaps I'm beginning to sound like the blurb on a dust jacket - but I just thought it was brilliant! I'd urge anyone to read it - you'll enjoy it and learn more about real economics than you ever envisaged.