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In the future, who will control our money?

It may not be governments who control our finances

By Prospect Team  

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In his recent book Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin, the writer and thinker Dave Birch turned his attention to the question of money. In future, he asked, who will control it? Traditionally, the value of money has been guaranteed in some form or other by government, historically using large reserves of centrally-held gold. We don’t use gold in that way any more: instead, the productive capacity and economic standing of a nation props up…

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