The Lost Science of Money: The Mythology of Money - The by Stephen A. Zarlenga

By Stephen A. Zarlenga

The misplaced technological know-how of cash by means of Stephen A. Zarlenga:

*Traces the cash energy via 3 and a part millennia from barter to the Euro.

* attracts attention-grabbing, formerly misplaced financial rules from old Greece and Rome, from the event of the Moslems, Venice, the Templars, the Jews, the financial institution of Amsterdam and financial institution of britain, and the Federal Reserve System.

*Shows that the query of usury is way from settled, and that financial reform is extra an issue of morality and legislation than of economics.

*Demonstrates strong cash procedure needs to be dependent in legislation, now not in commodities.

*Defines the fundamental parts had to eliminate structural injustice from our cash approach.

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The misplaced technological know-how of cash by way of Stephen A. Zarlenga:

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The costs – both psychological and material – are simply too great for the actors to endure indefinitely. While there will always be some for whom the exhilaration of participating in a continuous ‘‘war of movement’’ remains an end in itself, most actors look forward to settling into a ‘‘war of positions’’ with known allies, established lines of cleavage, and predictable opponents – or to getting on with other careers or pursuits. The genus of social processes of which the consolidation of democracy is a subspecies has been given a number of labels.

Notes 1. For this emphasis on uncertainty as ‘‘the’’ characteristic of democracy, see Adam Przeworski, ‘‘Some Problems in the Study of the Transition to Democracy,’’ in Guillermo O’Donnell and Philippe C. Schmitter (eds) Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Prospects for Democracy, Vol. III (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), pp. 57–61. 2. See Philippe C. Schmitter and Terry Lynn Karl, ‘‘What Democracy is . . and is not,’’ Journal of Democracy Summer 1991; 3(3): 75–88. 3. Robert Dahl, After the Revolution: Authority in a Good Society (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1970).

37-47 CH3_P (p. 37) Claus Offe social order. The market is here used as a political weapon targeted, for reasons that may be deemed legitimate or illegitimate, against particular categories of people for particular purposes. It is exactly the function and purpose of neo-liberal orthodoxy to conceal this discretionary use of market forces that is employed by political authorities for strategic purposes not self-evidently natural or legitimate. One might well argue that, at the time before economic regulation and social policy redistribution were ever experimented with or even conceived of, the tool kit of public policy was so limited that nobody could even think of policy choices of a more interventionist sort.

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