Radical Notes have put up an extensive interview with Anitra Nelson, co-editor of Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies (Pluto, 2011). It’s a great read, and unpacks a lot of the themes, content and approach taken by Nelson and the 10 other contributors of this fascinating edited collection.
If you’re lucky enough not to have gone back to work this week, then this makes for excellent lingering-over-a -coffee reading material. Click here to go to Radical Notes to read the whole thing.
Building Fair and Sustainable Economies
Edited by Anitra Nelson and Frans Timmerman
Examines the failure of the money-based global economy and how we might live in more sustainable, equitable ways. A textbook and manifesto for change.
“The collapse of capitalism will also be an end to money as the prime regulator of society—an eventuality both hard to imagine and necessary to understand. Anitra Nelson and Frans Timmerman have assembled an indispensable collection for those who are bold enough to explore this dramatic prospect. Life Without Money is an essential guidebook for the great debate now unfolding and around which our hopes for a worthwhile future unfold.” – Joel Kovel, author of Enemy of Nature (2002; 2007) and Overcoming Zionism (Pluto, 2007)
“A timely contribution to an under-researched and under-reported area of economics: the theory of money and proposals for alternatives to the globalised capitalist financial system. I would recommend it to anyone interested in finding ways to develop an economy that functions without money.” – Molly Scott Cato, Reader in Green Economics, Cardiff School of Management