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Books and documents:

A short history of money.
Agustí Chalaux de Subirà, Brauli Tamarit Tamarit.

Communal Capitalism.
Agustí Chalaux de Subirà.

An instrument to build peace.
Agustí Chalaux de Subirà.

Semitic legends concerning the bank.
Agustí Chalaux de Subirà.

Telematic currency and market strategy.
Magdalena Grau, Agustí Chalaux.

The power of money.
Martí Olivella.

Chapter 20. Changing the key to open the door. The power of money. Index. The power of money. Conclusion: the change of change. The power of money.

Summary: the twenty theses.

  1. Money has become, whether we like it or not, a key piece in human relations in many contemporary cultures.
  2. Relationships among individuals, nations and societies grow or dwindle, are balanced or unbalanced, become just or are perverted, with, in and for currency.
  3. This ambivalence of currency is caused by its application: instrument of control, of power, of corruption... or instrument of exchange, of responsibility, of shared information.
  4. Another «responsibilizing-informative» use of currency does not depend, however, only from the good will and the morality of the people, but it depends also on the type of currency, that is from the features of the monetary instrument.
  5. An biased viewpoint of the history of currency has made the Aristotelian vision of currency (third merchandise with intrinsic value) predominant over the Platonic vision (abstract monetary sign with which to make a rule of three.
  6. Monetary transformations have shown that the «metallist» Aristotelian vision is not in a position to allow a balance between growing merchandises and a limiting material currency. The «nominalist» Platonic vision becomes stronger through the practice of the growing abstraction of today's monetary systems.
  7. The features of the different forms of historic (metallist) currency are: anonymity, uniformity and mobility.
  8. The instrumental features (anonymity, uniformity, mobility) of this sort of historic currency bring about all sorts of crimes with, in or for it; they make a metric and informative system (multicaptor) of all the significant facts of each sale-purchase operation impossible; and therefore, they prevent the experimental verification of any of the economic theories and policies.
  9. The features of anonymous currency foster also monetization, mercantilization and prostitution of many human features, even of the most immaterial ones (training, information, research, health, law, politics, art, sex, spirit..), while, paradoxically, they do not help to solve satisfactorily the most basic functions of currency which would be to foster the exchange of goods (not evils) and services (not disservices) and to allow the equilibrium between production and consumption-investment in complex societies which cannot use bartering.
  10. But currency can be, and probably has been during 7,000 years, at the dawn of the civilizations of Western Asia- an instrument with radically different features: personalization, diversification and immobility.
  11. The features of a personalized and informative currency (cheque-invoice) provide: the responsibilization of all the free exchange acts (they leave traces); the development of a multicaptor system of all the features of every sales-purchase operation; and therefore, the possibility to experimentally compare most of the economic theories.
  12. The clay civilizations used clay for a personalized and informative accounting-monetary system (perhaps an element of a wide pacification among townships). The metal civilizations used it to help and improve the exchanges and the warlike, corrupting imperialism. The paper civilization has used clay to control the markets and peoples. The electronics civilization is using it for monetary speculation on a planetary level and to ensure the control of populations.
  13. But while the informative-scriptural-clay currency became slow, and the uninformative-paper-gold currencies became agile, the electronic currency allows for better information than the first currency and much more agility than the second ones.
  14. Anonymous currency is a fact embedded in most civilizations, especially in the Western civilization and the cultures which have been colonized by it. Any proposal of a change of civilization has, with respect to currency, three options:
    • First. Immediate and total demonetization -with the subsequent suppression of productive specialization and with the almost total self-sufficiency, combined with a bartering of goods and services.
    • Second. The modification of the monetary system (substitution of the present anonymous and uninformative currency through a personalized and informative one, thereby demythicizing currency and reducing the area of responsible monetization to the exchange of measurable goods and services).
    • Third. The consideration that currency is not a key subject, and therefore it must be left as it is.
  15. The most feasible and positive hypothesis is the second one: this option, that is the modification of the monetary system, becomes a possibility and an immediate need (to go beyond «official history» which started with anonymous currency, writing, corruption and imperialism) hoping that it will help to walk towards the first option (demonetization and getting out of the trading system) in another historic state, which we do not feel probable in the middle term.
  16. The key issue in favour of the second hypothesis -modifying the monetary system- is to see if its practical application is feasible, and to value its dangers and possibilities.
  17. The use of electronic money, here and now, is becoming also an instrument of authority and control on people (lack of protection of privacy, risk of police repression, factually arbitrary taxation...). There are three options available:
    • First. To radically reject any use of electronic money;
    • Second. To suggest a use of it with guarantees;
    • Third. To ignore the issue.
  18. The second hypothesis is the one which seems to us as the most suitable, namely, a guarantee of a democratic use of electronic money. In order to work it out we suggest:
    • First. The suppression of all anonymous currency (to be substituted by a single system of electronic currency for all: wealthy and poor, rulers and subjects).
    • Second. The protection of personal data (only accessible to the interested party and to an independent Justice, when a sentence must be documented).
    • Third. The socialization of accounting data in order to go beyond the centralist planning and mercantilist chaos; to balance the monetary mass while avoiding inflation-deflation; to re-distribute surpluses in a solidal way and to improve/outdo present fiscal systems.
  19. Electronic money, duly controlled, may become an instrument to try to solve conflicts which up to now were unsurmontable: between documented liability and freedom of action; between social solidarity (socialism) and personal freedom (democracy); between creation of wealth and redistribution of surpluses. It may bring about the separation and the free personal choice between trade activities (profit motive) and communal-liberal activities (non-profit motive). It may help to complement the information centralization (global viewpoint) and decentralization of action (individuals, communities, districts, townships, regions, nations, companies, organizations... freely confederated according to the subsidiarity principle). It may help the quantification of materials and energies dispersed or degraded and the collection of funds for their protection or substitution.
  20. While the change of values, customs and behaviours is sually slow and it becomes dangerous to practice from outside the persons because of ideological or religious pressures, the instrumental change, today technically feasible, of a hypothetically key-tool, according to tragical historic results, may help to state, cleaner, freeer, more solidary and liable new rules of the game than up to now. The central hypothesis is that the lawful State and the economic equity formally proclaimed by Western culture are impossible to reach under the present monetary system. With a new type of currency we shall be able to find out if this is really a key piece which favours the emergency of a new civilization or if, on the contrary, it is an unimportant element.
Chapter 20. Changing the key to open the door. The power of money. Index. The power of money. Conclusion: the change of change. The power of money.

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