Toward an Ecological Monetary Theory
AbstractMoney is the most ubiquitous institution on the planet and lays the foundation for human civilization. As such it should underlie economic theory. Due to the dualized nature of Western culture, however, mainstream economic theory assumes that money is simply a value relation to make barter efficient. This theory is manifest in orthodox monetary theory and policy. Ecological economics understands the problems attendant to modern money but has heretofore not developed a theory of money of its own. In order to make its economic theory and policy prescriptions viable, this paper argues that ecological economics must develop a theory of money that is simultaneously rooted in an understanding of money’s socio-history, and an ontological reimagining of dualized Western culture. View Full-Text
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Ament, J. Toward an Ecological Monetary Theory. Sustainability 2019, 11, 923.
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Ament, Joe. 2019. "Toward an Ecological Monetary Theory." Sustainability 11, no. 3: 923.
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