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Essay on currency, market and society

Magdalena Grau i Figueras

Agustí Chalaux i de Subirà

Foreword: Lluís Maria Xirinacs i Damians

Collection: Bullae 2 - 4th edition: Barcelona, 28 July of 2007

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

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INDEX:

Back Cover
Foreword first edition
Foreword second edition
Presentation


PART I. TOWARDS A RATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM
Introduction
1. Empiricism and «science»
2. The monetary system: a metric system
Chapter 1. THE MONETARY SYSTEMS
1. First level: actual goods
2. Second level: abstract monetary units
3. Third level: mixed market values
4. Fourth level: monetary instruments
5. Conclusions
Chapter 2. MONETARY REALITY THROUGH HISTORY
1. The pre-monetary barter
2. Monetary reality among the primitive peoples
3. The monetary systems of the rising civilizations
4. Emergence of the specific metal currency
5. From metal currency to paper currency
6. The present monetary system
7. Bibliographic references for this chapter
Chapter 3. FEATURES OF A «SCIENTIFIC» MONETARY SYSTEM
1. Measurement and metric systems
2. Measuring units
3. Measuring procedures
4. Measuring documents
Chapter 4. CHEQUE-INVOICE
1. Features of the cheque-invoice
2. Description of the cheque-invoice
3. Working of the cheque-invoice
4. The currency question
Chapter 5. TELEMATICS
1. Definitions
2. Which information?
3. Applications
4. The telematic market
5. Monetary dematerialization
6. The present alternative


PART II. IMMEDIATE POSSIBILITIES OF THE MONETARY REFORM

Introduction
Chapter 6. THE JUSTICIAL ORGAN
1. Justice, the custodian of the monetary archive
2. Independence of Justice
3. Suppression of crimes and offences for money
Chapter 7. TAXATION
1. The single tax
2. Making life easier
Chapter 8. ALL-ACCOUNTANCY
1. Features of all-accountancy
2. Structure of all-accountancy
3. Market analysis in its cycles and sub-cycles
4. Differentiation of cheque-invoices
Chapter 9. MERCOMETRICS AND MERCOLOGICS
1. Metrics and «science»
2. Operative definitions


PART III. FOUNDATIONS OF A NEW, LIBERTARIAN, SOCIAL ORDER
Introduction
1. The most suitable instrument
2. Ethical inspiration
3. Structure of Part Three
Chapter 10. TOTAL SOCIETY AND ITS COMPOSITION
1. Individuals
2. Empire
3. Utilitarian society and liberal society
Chapter 11. THE SOCIAL RULE OR ARCHY
1. Definitions
2. Dialectics between archy and anarchy
3. The different archies
Chapter 12. MONETARY LEGISLATION
1. Introduction of the cheque-invoice
2. Types of cheque-invoice
3. Types of current accounts and monetary operations
4. Imperialization of all the current accounts
5. Types of accounting establishments
Chapter 13. IMPERIALIZATION OF THE TELEMATIC MONETARY NETWORK
1. The battle for information
2. Information for everybody
3. Information as an active factor of production
Chapter 14. SHARING OUT OF COMMUNAL WEALTH
1. Dialectics between common good and private good
2. Utilization of the communal monetary mass
3. Investment credits
4. Consumption finances
1. General Statute
2. Utilitarian Statute
3. Liberal Statute
4. Mixed Statute
5. Municipalization of land
6. Disappearance of classes for money reasons
7. Summary of the last chapters
Chapter 15. THE PRODUCTIVE-UTILITARIAN SOCIETY
1. Definitions
2. Thoughts on the utilitarian society
3. Dynamics of the productive-utilitarian society
4. Responsibilization of all monetary act in the productive-utilitarian society
5. Basic laws for the protection of the productive-utilitarian society
6. Foreign trade and customs
Chapter 16. THE LIBERAL SOCIETY
1. Definition
2. Utilitarian society and liberal society
3. Inner organization of the liberal professions
4. Responsibilization of all free liberal acts
5. Mechanisms of effective separation between the productive-utilitarian society and the liberal society
Chapter 17. THE CONSUMER-UTILITARIAN SOCIETY
1. Dynamics of the consumer-utilitarian society
2. Composition of the consumer-utilitarian society
3. Protection and responsibilization of consumers
4. Consumption and consumism
Chapter 18. THE LIBERTARIAN UTOPIA
1. Oppressing structures and libertarian structures
2. The post-logical society
3. The ecological society
4. The pacified society
5. The anarchic socialism
Chapter 19. THE TRANSCENDENT SOCIETY
1. Phenomenon and noumenon
2. The transcendent society
3. Phenomenal liberties and noumenal liberty


PART IV. A WORK HYPOTHESIS ON THE MARKET
Introduction
Chapter 20. WORDING OF THE HYPOTHESIS
1. General wording
2. Explanation
Chapter 21. BACKGROUND AND EMPIRICAL CONFIRMATIONS
1. Background
2. Empirical confirmations
Chapter 22. STATEMENT OF THE HYPOTHESIS
1. General statement
2. Invention of money
3. Detailed statement
Chapter 23. POSSIBILITIES IN THE CASE OF HYPOTHESIS CONFIRMATION
1. The commercial common good at present
2. The commercial common good under the cheque-invoice regime
3. Imperialization of the commercial common good
4. Economics







1st edition: Barcelona 1984. Centre d'Estudis Joan Bardina

2nd edition: Barcelona, 19 May of 1995. Escola Finaly

3rd edition: Barcelona, 19 July of 1997. Escola Finaly

4th edition: Barcelona, 28 July of 2007. Escola Finaly

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