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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent intro to how money works and how to fix it, 26 May 2002
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This review is from: The Ecology of Money (Paperback)
This book is an absolute must-read. Guides the reader, in easy to understand language, through the world of money. What is money? Where does it come from? Who creates it? Who controls it? Why does it matter? - these questions and more are all answered. Just read it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good guide to the local currency concept, 28 Feb 2009
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G. bernal "g.c." (tipperary,ireland) - See all my reviews
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this book certainly succeeds in the difficult task of explaining how
"local" currencies can and do work .what richard douthwaite has done in this compact and informative book is to show how "the people" can democratise money.this book could become required reading as the penny drops and we all realise we need an energy descent action plan.he has refreshing views on how economies can belong to the community,rather than vice versa .i envisage a time in the future where copies of his book ,dog-eared and well thumbed will be used as a point of reference.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good history of money, 14 Sep 2009
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Sean Blanchfield (Dublin, Ireland) - See all my reviews
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I bought this book based on a personal recommendation.

I was hoping to find a good explanation of "money from first principals" - what exactly it is, what it has been, how it works not just as it leaves my pocket for the till of the local shop, but how it works between banks and internationally. I suppose more than anything I wanted to understand where its value lies.

This book was not quite what I expected, but it still met all my above goals. It provides a very clear review of different forms of money over the ages, what their value was based on, and the implications of their differences to their respective societies. However, the main intent of the book, I suppose, is to advance an argument for the adoption of a new form of currency (or rather a mix of several) to address contempory social and environment problems. It was written before the global economic collapse, but displays uncanny foresight regarding it, and its proposals are also very interesting as a future alternative to avoid any such further crashes.

Best of all, it is written very clearly in plain language, assumes no prior financial language, and is very short (though so dense it requires careful reading).
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The Ecology of Money by Richard Douthwaite (Paperback - 11 Feb 2000)
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