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Financing Our Future - Unveiling a Parallel Digital Currency System to Fund the SDGs and the Common Good  
Financing Our Future - Unveiling a Parallel Digital Currency System to Fund the SDGs and the Common Good
von: Stefan Brunnhuber
Palgrave Macmillan, 2021
ISBN: 9783030648268
245 Seiten, Download: 6175 KB
 
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  Preface 13  
  What This Book Is All About: Finance—Future—Balance and the Rest 15  
     The TAO of Finance Team 15  
  A Report to the World Academy of Arts and Science 16  
  Contents 17  
  About the Author 20  
  List of Figures 21  
  List of Graphs 22  
  List of Boxes 24  
  List of Tables 25  
  Introduction 26  
  Chapter 1: A New Narrative for the Anthropocene Era: On Boundaries, Interconnectedness and the Global Commons 29  
     1.1 A Bold Statement to Begin With 29  
     1.2 A New Mindset 29  
     1.3 Living in the Anthropocene: Interconnectedness Within Boundaries 30  
        1.3.1 Major Characteristics of the Anthropocene 30  
        1.3.2 A Five-Second Time Frame 32  
        1.3.3 Living with Uncertainty 32  
        1.3.4 Numerous Tipping Points12 32  
        1.3.5 The Fork in the Road 36  
     1.4 The Anatomy of Western Narratives: Conflicting Stories—The Good and the Ugly 36  
     1.5 The Elephant and the Blind Experts 43  
     1.6 TAO (?): A First Glimpse 44  
     1.7 Global Common Goods and the Sustainable Development Goals 48  
  Chapter 2: Beyond the Mantra of Traditional Finance: Significance and Limits of the Conventional Approach 58  
     2.1 The Relevance of Finance 58  
     2.2 Money and Finance as a Social Construct 59  
     2.3 Conventional Financial Tools in the Era of the Anthropocene 62  
     2.4 The Six-Pack 66  
        2.4.1 Monetizing the Carbon Bubble 67  
        2.4.2 Regulation—Harmonization—Transparency 70  
        2.4.3 The Beauty of Taxation, Fees and Subsidies 71  
        2.4.4 The Impact of Impact Funding 72  
        2.4.5 From Derivatives to Hybrid Ex-swaps 75  
        2.4.6 Hybrid Private-Public Partnerships (hy-PPP) 77  
     2.5 Filling the Gap: Parallel Currencies 79  
     2.6 Conclusion 82  
  Chapter 3: Western Thinking at Its Best: Systems Theory and Psychology 94  
     3.1 On Dancing with the System: Dealing with Uncertainty 94  
     3.2 Efficiency, Resilience and Robustness 95  
     3.3 The Anti-Fragile Zone 96  
     3.4 Financial Instability Explained 99  
     3.5 Two Ways of Thinking: Dual Processing 102  
        3.5.1 Linear Versus Parallel Thinking and the Divided Brain 103  
           3.5.1.1 The Left Brain and System 2 104  
           3.5.1.2 The Right Brain and System 1 105  
        3.5.2 Our Financial System Is Not a Neutral Veil 108  
     3.6 The Art of Change or Why We Have to Do Things Differently 112  
  Chapter 4: Unleashing the Sleeping Giant: Discovering New Ground and Starting the Dance of the TAO 124  
     4.1 The Tragedy of the Global Commons 125  
     4.2 Financing the Global Commons 127  
     4.3 The Private Purse Is Not the Public Purse 130  
     4.4 Waking the Sleeping Giant: The Return on Investment in the Commons 131  
     4.5 The Very Nature of the Global Commons: Overcoming Their Tragedy 134  
     4.6 Multiple Lock-in Effects 135  
     4.7 Purchasing Power Overrides Price Allocation 137  
     4.8 Conclusion: The Money, the Mechanism and the Measures 139  
  Chapter 5: The Tao of Finance: A Social Invention That Can Change the World 147  
     5.1 Not Like a Fish in Water 147  
     5.2 The Next Step in the Evolution of Money 149  
     5.3 Towards a Monetary Ecosystem: Central Bank Digital Currencies, Community Currencies and Cryptocurrencies 151  
        5.3.1 The First Type of Bottom-Up Approach: Community Currencies (CoC) 152  
        5.3.2 The Second Type of Bottom-Up Approach: Cryptocurrencies 153  
     5.4 The New Game in Town: The New Role of the Regulators 155  
     5.5 Patterns of Change: The Right Figures and the Right Channels 159  
     5.6 The Bigger Picture: Riding a Bike with Two Wheels or a Mechanism That Can Change the World 167  
     5.7 The Immediate Impact Towards a Better World 171  
     5.8 The Wealth Effects: Some Math, Distributive Ledger Technology and the Multi-stakeholder Approach 175  
     5.9 Conclusion: The Missing Link 178  
  Chapter 6: New Symmetries: The Future Has a History or a Path with a Heart 189  
     6.1 The Impact and Challenges of a Parallel Monetary System 190  
     6.2 A Complex Basket: Illicit Financial Transactions and the Shadow Economy 190  
     6.3 Informal-Sector Activities: From System D to System C 191  
     6.4 Not a Ponzi Scheme—Liabilities and Collaterals 194  
     6.5 Why Is This Mechanism Not Inflationary? The CPI (Consumer Price Index) Under a Parallel Monetary Regime 195  
     6.6 The Difference Between a War and a Peace Economy 200  
     6.7 A History of Tomorrow: Ending Poverty and Hunger 203  
     6.8 Conclusion: Financing the Future Is Not Like Financing the Past 207  
  References 217  
  Index 239  


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