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The Resource Money and justice : a critique of modern money and banking systems from the perspective of Aristotelian and Scholastic thoughts, Leszek Niewdana

Money and justice : a critique of modern money and banking systems from the perspective of Aristotelian and Scholastic thoughts, Leszek Niewdana

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Money and justice : a critique of modern money and banking systems from the perspective of Aristotelian and Scholastic thoughts
Title
Money and justice
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a critique of modern money and banking systems from the perspective of Aristotelian and Scholastic thoughts
Statement of responsibility
Leszek Niewdana
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Money has always represented power. For Aristotle, this power was inseparable from the exercise of justice within a community. This is why issuance of money was the prerogative of the lawful authority (government). Such a view of monetary power was widespread, and includes societies as distant as China. Over the past several centuries, however, private interests increasingly tapped into the exercise of the money power. Through gradual shifts, commercial banks have gained a legally protected right to create money through issuance of debts. The aim of this book is to unravel various layers hiding the real workings of modern money and banking systems and injustices ingrained in them. By asking what money really is, who controls it and for what purpose (why), the book provides insight into understanding of modern money and banking systems, as well as the causes of growing financialization of economies throughout the world, money manias and economic instability. The book also increases the awareness of injustices hidden in the workings of modern money and banking systems and the need for moral underpinnings of such systems. Finally, it suggests a money system which could immensely improve human, economic, and ecological conditions.--
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Niewdana, Leszek
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Aristotle
  • Money
  • Money
  • Banks and banking
  • Justice
  • Scholasticism
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Money and justice : a critique of modern money and banking systems from the perspective of Aristotelian and Scholastic thoughts, Leszek Niewdana
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Crisis of fantasy prosperity based on debt -- Usury prohibition : an ancient principle of financial dealings -- The Scholastic theory of usury and its ultimate marginalization -- Abuse of money power -- Debt money and institutionalization of usury -- The myth of money as government creation -- Moral confusion over debt -- Injustice in the debt money system -- In search of solutions
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FIEb17672892
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9781138785885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880122515
Label
Money and justice : a critique of modern money and banking systems from the perspective of Aristotelian and Scholastic thoughts, Leszek Niewdana
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Crisis of fantasy prosperity based on debt -- Usury prohibition : an ancient principle of financial dealings -- The Scholastic theory of usury and its ultimate marginalization -- Abuse of money power -- Debt money and institutionalization of usury -- The myth of money as government creation -- Moral confusion over debt -- Injustice in the debt money system -- In search of solutions
Control code
FIEb17672892
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9781138785885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880122515

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