“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 (1879-1953)
What We Do
We’re an international, multi-lingual, cross-disciplinary network of mutually-supportive monetary activists, promoters, practitioners, coders, researchers and change makers.
We collaborate on the design, implementation, research, training and dissemination of best practices in complementary currency systems.
Does this sound like you? Join Us!
10-14 May 2017
4th International Conference on Social & Complementary Currency Systems in Barcelona, Spain
12 December 2016
Money and Society Summit in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
6 October 2016
DigiPay 4 Growth Conference in Vienna, Austria.
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Cutting Edge Capital’s Vice-President Brian Beckon provides a crash course on investing and community development, and describes how ordinary people can invest some of their savings in local profit-making ventures that conform to their values. The strategies being worked out … Continue readingread more
Written by Ivo Mosley (Guest Author) on June 22, 2017.The nature of money Essentially, money is a form of property. Your money is your money, mine is mine, otherwise money has no meaning. Money is property in the abstract. The most interesting example of money as pure...read more
Come along to a festival hosted by Help 4 Refugee Children at the Brixton Pound Cafe this Saturday, as part of Refugee Week. Loads of activities, fun and the chance to chat to volunteers, including the Dunkirk Childrens’ Center and many more, who have been at the forefront of supporting refugee and displaced children in […]read more
Written by Ivo Mosley (Guest Author) on June 21, 2017.Banks create new money in massive amounts – always as debt. How does this work towards making financial predators rich and productive workers poor? Here are one or two examples. First, a short-term example. Someone...read more
In this episode, we spoke with the late Robin Murray, a prolific sustainability and environmental economist, an advocate for a living economy, and a key player in the birth of the fair trade movement. Murray was named by The Guardian as one of the fifty people who could save the planet. He worked to establish the London Climate Change Agency with the Deputy Mayor of London, and alternated between working on innovative economic programs in local, regional, and national governments and in academia.
How can technology lead to more participation in democratic processes? Who should own and control city data? Can cities embrace..read more
What’s the future of local economies? And what’s next for REconomy? Three years ago the UK REconomy Project set out to explore ways communities could best support the transformation of their local economies. As the funded element of this phase of REconomy comes to an end we brought together 20 REconomists from across the UK […]read more
Students from local Lansdowne School visited Pop for a tour in early June, where they learnt how to make their very own pasta! Everyone had a go kneading and then shaping the pasta, and one particularly skilful student was crowned Masterchef… After another hands on session designing weird and wonderful beasts with Ella from Into […]read more
In April we brought together a group of 20 REconomists from across the UK to talk about the future of local economies. As the funded element of this phase of Reconomy comes to an end it seemed fit to draw not only on our own experiences, but of other people and organisations in the Reconomy […]read more