Every day we're bombarded with economic bad news and recessionary doom and gloom - but what does it all actually mean and how and when will it get better? 'The Future of Money' answers these questions to explain the lead-up to the global crisis, where we are now and suggests how we can best deal with what lies ahead. With contributions from over thirty world-renowned experts, and divided into three sections - past, present and future - 'The Future of Money' presents a collaborative insight into the current financial crisis and provides radical ideas to help tackle the new challenges in a rapidly changing world economy. The contributors to the collection are innovative and influential thinkers, from all four corners of the world, whether former heads of state, Nobel Prize winners or internationally prominent policy makers. Contributors include Edmund Phelps, F W de Klerk, John Bruton, Will Hutton, Vaclav Klaus, Linda Yueh, David Blanchflower, Bernard Kouchner, Muhammad Yunus, Jeremy Rifkin, Martin Feldstein, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Jonathan Porrit and Norman Lamont.