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What Comes after Money?: Essays from Reality Sandwich on Transforming Currency and Communityby Ken Jordan
Synopses & Reviews
Most people believe that money is organic and inevitable; we forget that money is just a tool created to perform certain functions. But just as computer programmers drop out-of date tools and pick up better onesas soon as they become available, we might switch from bank-financed currency to a more equitable method for transferring goods and services. As an operating system for society, money needs a major upgrade.
What Comes After Money? offers a wealth of alternatives to the current monetary system. In this anthology of essays drawn from the popular web magazine RealitySandwich, 20 visionary thinkers explore the roots of the modern economic crisis and propose diverse solutions: instituting local currencies; creating reputation or gift economies (based on historical andcontemporary); introducing spirituality into the equation; and many more. Contributors include economist Bernard Leitaer, media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, musician Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky), theoretical physicistAmit Goswami, Larry Harvey (founder of Burning Man), and Peter Lamborn Wilson (a.k.a. Hakim Bey).
About the Imprint:
EVOLVER EDITIONS promotes a new counterculture thatrecognizes humanity's visionary potential and takes tangible, pragmatic steps to realize it. EVOLVER EDITIONS explores the dynamics of personal, collective, and global change from a wide range of perspectives. EVOLVEREDITIONS is an imprint of North Atlantic Books and is produced in collaboration with Evolver, LLC.
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"A collection of twenty-two essays from the web magazine Reality Sandwich that discuss alternatives to the current systems of bank-financed currency and global capitalism"--Provided by publisher.
About the Author
Daniel Pinchbeck is the editorial director of Reality Sandwich, cofounder of Evolver.net, and founding editor of the literary journal Open City. Ken Jordan is the publisher and executive producer of Reality Sandwich andEvolver.net; his work has appeared in Wired, Paris Review, and other publications.Both live in New York City.
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