Details about the book
The Rules of the Game
  • date of publication: 17.03.2014
  • 304 Pages
  • Deuticke Verlag
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-3-552-06213-9
  • Deutschland: 18,90 €
  • Österreich: 19,50 €

  • ePUB-Format
  • E-Book ISBN 978-3-552-06251-1
  • E-Book Deutschland: 14,99 €

Money may rule the world – but it shouldn’t. How can we put an end to monetary domination and relegate money to its proper function: a means towards a good life?

The big banks, the global economic crisis, sovereign debt and currency speculation — money dominates our life; God and Mammon have swapped places. Christian Felber, who stirred up a sensation with Economy for the Common Good (Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie), says we should stand for it no longer. A democratic community ought to be capable of redefining and controlling the circulation and deployment of money.

In his new book, Felber sets out a detailed and lucid strategy for a new monetary order. The Common Good Bank (Bank für Gemeinwohl) could function as a »private prototype«, paving the way for ethical transactions; an establishment whose first customers will initiate a process whereby money will at last take its rightful place as »a tool that can be used to promote equality, general welfare and a better quality of life for everyone.«

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Catalonia (Miret), Spain (Planeta/Deusto), UK/USA (Springer International)


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