Via Thomas Greco:
"After more than a year of intensive labor I finally got to hold my new book in my hands. It arrived in the mail at my California address just a few days after my return to the U.S. What a thrill it was to look at it, to feel the weight of it in my hands, and to riffle its pages. Even the cover is pleasing to the eye. The more I look at it the better I like it; its imagery portrays the proper hopeful message of the book.
My choice of title for this book is intentionally provocative, but not at all based on wishful thinking. It expresses what is actually happening NOW. The recent emergence of commercial “barter” exchanges, mutual credit clearing associations, private voucher systems and community currencies represent the early stages of a process of power devolution that will inevitably lead to the end of POLITICAL money. But the end of money refers NOT ONLY to the end of political money, but also to the evolutionary process by which the essential nature of money has changed over the past two or three centuries—from commodity money, to symbolic (redeemable paper) money, to credit money. Of course, the reciprocal exchange process that money is intended to facilitate will continue, but in a different way from before, a way that does not require the use of conventional money or banks. The ultimate stage in the evolution of money and the exchange process that is now emerging is the direct credit clearing amongst buyers and sellers, i.e., the offset of their purchases against their sales. The widespread application of this process does indeed mean, in a very real sense, the end of money.
The more than a dozen prepublication reviews of the book have been uniformly positive and we’ve gotten important endorsements from a number of people who are both knowledgeable and well-known. You can see all of their comments at the publisher’s website under “Praise” at http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_end_of_money_and_the_future_of_civilization:paperback/praise/ , as well as on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1603580786/ref=s9_simx_gw_s0_p14_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=16EJTTMDGNH8HG8R3CKS&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846.
The important thing now is to get large numbers of people to read the book. I truly believe that it provides information that is essential for people to have as we negotiate what futurist Robert Theobald called, “the rapids of change.” You can help by placing orders through conventional channels, especially your local independent bookstore. If they get enough orders, they will stock it and hopefully display it. It is also important for readers to rate the book and post their reviews on Amazon.com."