Authored by leading experts in social, economic and environmental sciences, this diverse essay collection explains how moving towards shorter, more flexible hours of work will lead to more productive and fulfilling lives for all. Challenging conventional wisdom, this book seeks to radically alter our ideas about what makes a `successful' economy.
where does money come from? reveals how the bulk of today’s money supply is created and allocated by commercial banks in their role as providers of credit. The fact that private banks can create money is understood by central banks, but little known by the public. The authors argue that this system is inherently unstable and this second edition includes sections on Libor and quantitative easing.