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What We Do

We collaborate on the design, implementation, research and best practices in complementary currency systems. We’re a cross-disciplinary network of mutually-supportive monetary change makers. Read more about us.

We need not petition Congress and we need not waste time to denounce bankers, for they can neither help nor hinder our natural right to extend credit to each other, and this is the perfect basis for a money system. E. C. Riegel

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IV International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies (10-14 May, 2017)

The 4th International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies organized by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya UOC will take place from 10th to 14th May 2017 at the Parque Tecnlógico Nou Barris. UOC will organize the event together with Research Association on Monetary Innovation and Community and Complementary Currency Systems (RAMICS), International Journal of Community Currency […]

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Solar Dollars-a private currency with multiple benefits

Here below is a more detailed description of a currency project I’ve been promoting for some time. It is as clear and concise a description of a sound private currency as I’ve ever produced. It could be easily implemented anywhere … Continue reading

Don’t use money to flood financial markets, give it to people instead (Video)

Positive Money has launched a new campaign calling for an end to quantitative easing in favour of alternative monetary stimulus measures. Positive Money director Fran Boait explains what’s the campaign about: “We know QE increases inequality and we’re campaigning here … Continue reading

The post Don’t use money to flood financial markets, give it to people instead (Video) appeared first on Positive Money.

Repost: Ramen is the New Currency in Prison, because the Food is so Bad

Cigarettes have long been the king of currency at prisons, but there’s a new commodity worth even more: ramen noodles. A study by Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona School of Sociology, is pegging the shift on poor food quality and quantity. “The chow is really bad. They give you little […]

The post Repost: Ramen is the New Currency in Prison, because the Food is so Bad appeared first on Barter News Weekly.

Homeownership is Dead! Long Live the Permanent Real Estate Cooperative!

by Sustainable Economies Law Center Executive Director, Janelle Orsi. Cross-posted from theselc.org

Imagine that a group of people works hard to fill their neighborhood with urban farms, bike lanes, parks, murals, community services, and education programs. Next, imagine that those same people are forced to move away. Ouch, that bites.

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