What Everybody Really Wants
BOOK REVIEW FROM COUNTRY WAY. 1998
Jeremy Martineau writes:
I really wanted to read this book before passing it to anyone else. Now I can truthfully say read it yourself. “What everyone really wants to know about money” raises those questions which have bothered me ever since economics at university failed to answer the deeper questions I felt inside about the self which social science was missing. The book tells me there has been a conspiracy by orthodox economics to avoid the awkward truth that we humans cannot properly be confined to a definition as mere units of economic production or consumption which it suits today’s controllers to make us. Yes there is a conspiracy among those who hold the hidden reins of power. How else is it that so few make the decisions, whether in so called democracies or even in dictatorships. We know that the world systems are not what humans or the planet really need to thrive, but we don’t know how to correct the injustices and barbarism and despoliation that is an unavoidable consequence of money as the sole measure of value. However gilded the cage, capitalism enslaves the common people.
How to get to a better, fairer world from where we are is going to be hard, but first, read the book, if you dare. Did you know that the first Roman Catholic catechism calls for a reform of international economic and financial institutions so that they will better promote equitable relationships with less advanced countries. I write this a day after the Nationwide Building Society members voted against conversion to a Bank This is one sign of hope that not everyone is blindly following the greedy slide into corruption. The keystone to move in the wall of misunderstanding is that labelled financial value. Move it and you can see that it is not real. Money has become God, and we must dethrone it.