This »manga« (Japanese
word for "comic strip") is based on
Story of Robinson Crusoe" which Gesell wrote in 1920.
Silvio Gesell (1862-1930) was a businessman
who worried about the misery that was caused by economic crises and in
which wide circles got caught. He recognized the dysfunctional flaw in
the monetary system itself and wrote a number of books on the topic.
Story of Robinson Crusoe" is one of his better stories to make his
teaching come alive.
When in our existing monetary system
somebody lends out money he will collect interest. Somebody who borrows
money has to pay interest.
No one has ever questioned this system.
But is it really so natural?
What is this naturalness based upon?