A century ago, Dorothy and Toto set off down the Yellow Brick Road to encounter the Wizard. Or was it the money system, as some critics claim?
The Wizard is a tale for our own times of beauty, love and courage - and small dogs. A modern Wizard of Oz for the days of derivatives, sub-prime mortgages and Goldman Sachs.
This edition also includes a note about the meaning of the original Wizard of Oz and David Boyle's celebrated speech at the launch of the Brixton Pound.
David Boyle is a fellow of the New Economics Foundation, a prolific writer on the future of money and on the growth of local currencies, but he is also a historian and a fiction writer. This book combines all those skills in a mythic fairy tale for our own times.