Interview Bernard Lietaer 2016 – Question 1 Jump directly to the following questions covered in this interview: Q 1 – Where does money come from? Q 2 – Is money neutral? Q 3 – Why is money scarce? Q 4 – Can this monetary system work sustainably? Q 5 – Does the financial system need growth? Q 6 – Why are you interested in monetary-systems? Q 7 – Do we have just one monetary system at the moment? Like a monopoly? Q 8 – What would you propose regarding the monetary system? Q 9 – Are there alternatives to the current monetary system? Q 10 – Why is there this speechlessness about money-topics? Q 11a – What kind of behaviour does our money-system create between people? Q 11b – Does the scarcity of money harm only the poor people? Q 11c – What does money do to people and their relationships? Q 12 – How did you discover complementary currencies? Q 13 – Did the knowledge of complementary currencies effect your life? Q 14 – What do you think your co-author Margrit Kennedy achieved in regard to monetary systems? Q 15 – Are there changes to this financial system? Q 16 – What do you think about internet-based currencies like Bitcoin and the new technology Blockchain? Q 17 – You observed the global financial development for decades. What do you conclude from your experience? Q 18 – Where do you see practical progress concerning complementary currencies? Q 19 – What would you propose for countries which are in Euro-crisis like Greece? Q 20 – If you were in power, what would you do? Q 21 – What do you think about the Euro? Q 22 – For which task do we need the Euro? Q 23 – Could a currency have influence on the question of war or peace? Q 24 – Are there “currency-wars” or wars because of currencies? Q 25 – Does the money-system polarize? Q 26 – Can a national lead-currency deprive other currencies and nations? Q 27 – What is the motivation for your work? Q 28 – Do you like to give a message to the next generation?