Where does money come from?
What the fuck is money anyway?
The course was live online during three days in December 2021.
Recordings of the course are available from here.
About the course
Money is a general economic system that we share but at the same time it is also a personal and existential issue for each and every one of us. In this course we shall be combining the economic and the existential.
The purpose of the course is for participants to become more sovereign in their relationship with money.
For more than 10 years, I have been doing research and teaching on money and I have written several books about money, debt, banks, central banks and even poker and gambling. I am also trained as a systemic constellator. I will be bringing all of this to the course.
Prior education in economics or experience in systemic constellations work is not required. You simply just have to be interested in money in order to participate. The course is based on presence and no reading will be required or expected.
See you in the course,
Session one on 14th of December:
Me and Money
What would you like money to do for you? What is the meaning of money in your life?
In this session, we use systemic constellations work to explore and untangle our own existential issues with money.
Prior experience with constellations work is not required. But if you would like to know more about systemic constellations, you may want to watch one of the videos below.
Session two on 15th of December:
Where does money come from?
A wise economist once said: The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.
This session will help you overcome any intellectual gagging reflex that prevents you from understanding how money today is created by banks as they create credit and debt. When our minds understand the simple mechanism by which money is created, we can begin to relieve our imagination and our emotions from the logic of the financial system.
Prior knowledge of economics is not required. In fact, in some cases it may do more harm than good as the science of economics is riddled with misconceptions about money. Common sense suffices. If, however, you would like a sneak pre-view into the magical world of banking before the session, you may want to watch my TedTalk on money below.
Session three on 16th of December:
The Future of Money is already here
Our current Corona crisis is not just a crisis of health. Among countless other things, it is also a crisis of money. If we know where to look, we can not only see the old money system crumbling. We can also see the new kinds of money emerging.
In this session, we shall be looking into contemporary trends in the economy including CBDC, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
At the same time, we shall also be tapping into our own powers to manifest the future that we would like to see in our own lives. How are you going to be a participant in the creation of the future of money?
About Ole Bjerg
I have a PhD in sociology and have worked at Copenhagen Business School as a lecturer in philosophy and economics since 2011. I am the author of a number of books on various topics such as ethics, addiction, poker, money, central banking and growth. Most recently, I have published a book on what it means to be a man.
Since 2018, I have been training as a family constellator with Doris Elisabeth Fischer and I am currently in my final module of the training.
I was born in 1974, married to Kathrine and am the father of Sylvester and Balthazar.