Over Bernard Lietaer’s long career, he has written a large number of books on monetary and financial topics. This book refers to four of them and one paper, which he sees as especially important for the paradigm shifts discussed here. We recommend reading them if you wish to delve further into the topics addressed in this book.
Publisher: Epubli, Germany ISBN: 200-0-040182-8-25 –English version in preparation
In this book, Bernard describes a society’s collective emotions and how they form its monetary system. In the last 500 years, the archetype of the Great Mother – symbol of nature, fertility and abundance – was systematically suppressed – leading to dominantly patrifocal values at the expense of matrifocal values.
A report from the Club of Rome – EU Chapter
Publisher: Triarchy Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-908009-7-53
In this book (written with Christian Arnsperger, Sally Goerner and Stefan Brunnhuber), Bernard Lietaer discusses in detail the position of our traditional money in the law of sustainability. We consider it as essential reading for policymakers, business leaders and economists, anyone concerned with sustainability, those working in the field of monetary systems and anyone with an informed interest in the future of our planet.
Gwendolyn Hallsmith & Bernard Lietaer
Publisher: New Society Publishers, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-86571-667-4
This book – based on a large number of projects for complementary currencies – describes in detail the reasons for implementing them, the projects you need launch and drive through and critical factors for success.
With Jacqui Dunne
Publisher: Berret-Koehler, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-60994-296-0
In this book, Jacqui and Bernard give an updated view of our traditional monetary system and offer strategies for dual monetary systems for banking, business and entrepreneurs, governments and NGOs.
article Bernard Lietaer discusses in more detail patrifocal and matrifocal values and
how they drive a society’s monetary system, and especially describe a
flourishing dual currency system in Bali.