Putting the Eco into Economics
- global crisis and local solutions
28th May 2009
Published by Alastair Sawday Publishing
Visitwww.sawdays.co.uk to buy a copy
£7.99• Paperback • ISBN 9781-906136-20-8
hedge funds to hyperinflation, credit cards to credit crunch, David
Boyle’s new book demystifies the economic system that has us all caught
in its tentacles.
more than ever before, we are worrying about money. With our
mortgages, savings, credit card bills, loans and pensions, we are all
implicated in a system that operates ostensibly in our name. But for
something we all use so much of, money is extraordinarily elusive; it
is coins and it is debt, it is a plastic debit card and it is infinite
numbers of bytes in cyberspace. But where has all the money gone?
Money Matters is
essential reading for anyone who feels in the dark about the economic
situation. It will brief you for the current financial debate and will
make you look at everything from your bank statement to the coins in
your pocket in a whole new way.
book covers the origin of money, the banking system, the stock markets,
trading, the global flow of e-money, debt, mortgages, interest, tax,
pensions, the global currency of oil, forgery, great crashes of the
past, the dot.com
explosion, the credit crunch of 2007 and the 2008 crash, and the
emerging ways to trade in the future, such as Ethical Banking, Local
Exchange Currencies, the Transition Town Movement, and sustainable
David Boyle has
written widely about money from a green and ethical perspective. He is
a fellow of the New Economics foundation and editor of their newspaper,
Radical Economics. His books include Why London needs its own Currency (2000), Virtual Currencies (2001), The Money Changers (2002) and The Little Money Book (2003).