Policy Press

Remaking Money for a Sustainable Future

Money Commons

By Ester Barinaga Martín

Published

Apr 30, 2024

Page count

240 pages

Browse the series

Alternatives to Capitalism in the 21st Century

ISBN

978-1529225372

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Apr 30, 2024

Page count

240 pages

Browse the series

Alternatives to Capitalism in the 21st Century

ISBN

978-1529225396

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Apr 30, 2024

Page count

240 pages

Browse the series

Alternatives to Capitalism in the 21st Century

ISBN

978-1529225396

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Remaking Money for a Sustainable Future

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Money is central to capitalism and to our many sustainability crises. Could we remake money so as to advance sustainable economies and fair societies? A growing number of scholars, politicians, and activists think we can, and they are doing it from the bottom up.

This book examines how grassroots groups, municipalities and radical cryptoentrepreneurs are remaking money by designing and organising complementary currencies. It argues that in their novel ideas and governance practices lie the key for building green and inclusive economies.

Engaging imaginatively with the future of money, this accessible book will appeal to anyone interested in constructing a more sustainable and just world.

“Presents a comprehensive view of a different understanding of money at the service of people and the planet, which contributes to a new form of society.” Paola Raffaelli, University Ramon Llull

“How is money made to work, and how can we make it work differently? At once erudite and practical, this is a sophisticated inquiry into the origins and diversity of money and markets, from ancient coins to complementary currencies and algorithms, and a blueprint for their remaking in the interests of planetary survival.” Bill Maurer, University of California, Irvine

Ester Barinaga is Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Lund University School of Economics and Management and Professor with Special Responsibilities at the Copenhagen Business School.

Prelude

PART I: Why Money?

1. Money and Sustainability: Really?!

2. Imaginaries of Money

3. Sell It Forward: The Form and Reason of Today’s Conventional Money

Interlude 1: Money Commons Imaginary

PART II: Varieties of Monies

4. Give It Forward: The Form and Reason of Citizen Money

5. Tax It Forward: The Form and Reason of Municipal Money

6. HODL It Forward: The Form and Reason of Algorithmic Money

Interlude 2: Perpetuum Mobile

PART III: Developing the Money Commons

7. Freeing Monies: Remaking Money for Inclusive Economies

8. Greening Monies: Remaking Money to Service Nature

9. Learning to Live Together Anew: Money Commons That Serve People and Planet