Changing our Monetary System: Why and How – A lecture by Bernard Lietaer

What is money? And how successful is it in solving society’s ills and meeting its needs?

Currency expert Bernard Lietaer states that the fundamental problem with our present-day monetary system is that it is not sufficiently diverse. It dams and bottlenecks our creative energies, and keeps us trapped in a world of scarcity and suffering. But we actually have the capacity to create a very different reality by enabling our energies to move more freely where they are most needed, including towards cleaning up our environment, building adequate housing and providing good quality healthcare, etc.

On Wednesday 23 April, Lietaer will show that we need an upgrade of our monetary systems as a systemic solution to our global economic, financial and sustainability crisis. He will show that we need the circulation of different types of currencies for different types of purposes.

This event is jointly organised by SCOPE | Economics, the School of Business and Economics and Studium Generale.

Practical information:

Wednesday 23 April, 20h00
Lecture Hall Tongersestraat 53

The speaker:

Prof. B. Lietaer, Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resources, University of California, member of the Club of Rome, Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, World Business Academy, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and writer.

Source: Studium Generale Maastricht

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