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By Manuel Castells

in the course of the Western international, governments and fiscal elites replied to the monetary problem of 2008 by way of attempting to restoration the stipulations of industrial as traditional, however the monetary, social and human harm inflicted by means of the main issue has given upward thrust to a reconsideration of the inevitability of unfettered capitalism as a truth of existence. a couple of monetary practices and businesses emerged in Europe and the U.S. that embodied replacement values: the price of lifestyles over the worth of cash; the effectiveness of cooperation over cut-throat festival; the social accountability of agencies and accountable rules through governments over the momentary speculative concepts that introduced the economic climate to the edge of disaster.

This ebook examines the blossoming of leading edge new experiments in organizing paintings and existence that emerged within the wake of the monetary concern: cooperatives, barter networks, moral banking, group currencies, shared time banks, unity networks, sharing of products, non-monetary transactions, etc., experiments that cleared the path for the emergence of a sharing economic climate in all domain names of task orientated towards the pride of human wishes. different ideas integrated the production of cryptographic digital currencies, epitomized by means of bitcoin, which mixed a libertarian, entrepreneurial spirit with details know-how to supply an alternative choice to general types of foreign money. at the foundation of a cross-cultural research of other fiscal practices, this booklet develops a major theoretical argument: that the economic climate, as a human perform, is formed via tradition, and that the range of cultures, as published in a time of situation, implies the potential of varied economies counting on the values and gear relatives that outline financial associations.

This publication should be of serious curiosity to scholars and students in sociology, economics and the social sciences normally, and to somebody who needs to appreciate how our societies and economies are altering today.

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