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Eske Bockelmann

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Eske Bockelmann is a specialist in German studies who wrote an important book on the relationship between money and Modern Age: In the Rhythm of Money (available in German only). He is professor for Latin in Chemnitz and private tutor for modern German literature in Duisburg-Essen. With the book In the Rhythm of Money, he developed an own theory of money, focusing on the question what the consequences would be if we abolished it - with surprising answers.

Video: «In the Rhythm of Money»The beat rhythm has its origin in the fact that we have to deal with money every single day – something that emerged in the 16th century Europe for the first time in all of human history. A great change to the European way of life, that until now has been almost entirely rural. Cities are now becoming more important and busy markets are emerging. These markets, along with many other places where trade takes place, are now combining – for the first time – to form a single market. They are becoming part of a trans-national trade. Now, for the first time, we see the emergence of what we’ve come to call… the market economy. A fascinating story with vast implications. 

 

Money as a way of thinking? – What is that? Video "To think about money, we think in money".  In brief, it is the key to understanding what money does to us – and what it does to the world. 

Texts of the 21 Video presentations by Eske Bockelmann as downloadSeven categories to «money critical»: In seven categories, we move step by step from the known to the less familiar: From coins and other manifestations of money (banknotes, digital money), to the relationships that it enables between people and things, all the way to money as a way of thinking.

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