Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies
2011 | 256 Pages | ISBN: 0745331653 , 0745333168 | PDF | 10 MB
The money-based global economy is failing. The credit crunch undermined capitalism`s ability to ensure rising incomes and prosperity while market-led attempts to combat climate change are fought tooth and nail by business as environmental crises continue.
We urgently need to combat those who say there is no alternative` to the current system, but what would an alternative look like? The contributors to Life Without Money argue that it is time radical, non-market models were taken seriously. The book brings together diverse voices presenting strong arguments against our money-based system`s ability to improve lives and prevent environmental disaster. Crucially, it provides a direct strategy for undercutting capitalism by refusing to deal in money, and offers money-free models of governance and collective sufficiency.
Life Without Money is written by high-profile activist scholars, including Harry Cleaver, Ariel Salleh and John O`Neill, making it an excellent text for political economy and environmental courses, as well as an inspiring manifesto for those who want to take action.