First published in the Forum CSR international, Vol 28. pp 66-69.
In the late seventies, environmentalists – among whom I count myself – were among the first to question the present money system, which – in order to function – requires exponential growth returns that the planet could never sustain. We discovered that there was a severe lack of understanding on the most basic facts about money amongst laymen as well as professional economists. Up to this day, it remains almost taboo among economists, bankers and politicians to discuss it publicly, as if the global monetary system was a fundamental given. However, nothing could be further from the truth…

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