Our financial systems are broken - not fit for purpose. The evolution of capitalism has stalled and no longer meets our human needs or the conditions that we face. When we examine how our relationship with money has evolved, we can see how the values and mind-sets we held have become embedded in systems that are now poorly adapted to today's world. This book describes what is required now of the system and we who use it, in order to enable its redesign and rebuild. Our economic values, relationships and systems operate at several levels. They drive individual views and actions. They show up in our societal choices and political priorities. Our businesses and corporations function according to our perceptions of how ownership, engagement, commitment, benefit and purpose should be framed and governed.
Reinventing Capitalism is not a technical book and its themes are presented in everyday terms that we can all understand. Nor is this an exercise in theory. Its only function is to help us solve today's problems - to see how we find our way to stability, sustainability, fairness and functionality. Money was invented as a tool to serve us; now it drives our choices and decisions and has become our master rather than our servant. This will take a bigger conversation than has yet happened and the book sets out fresh ways of thinking and 36 practical goals affecting all of the levels discussed. Its purpose is to support and generate a more joined-up conversation than we have ever had.
All of the jigsaw's many pieces exist already; now we need a table to put them on and a framework for joining them together. In a time of challenge to our social evolution, we have an opportunity to decide what kind of economic species we need to become. In a time of unremitting rain and rising seas it is offered as the outline design for an ark. Together we can make it into a blueprint. Together, we can build it.
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I highly recommend this book! Considering the topic, this is a very accessible book offering many insights on the money and our economic system. I highlighted many passages and walked away with a fresh perspective on the topic.
A balanced and fascinating take on the future of monetary exchange
Jon Freeman has written a gem of a book which offers some really penetrating ideas but is still largely accessible for the non-economists amongst us.