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What we can and cannot afford

Can we afford health care for all, free education for all, housing for the homeless, food for the hungry, a decent and efficient national system of transportation, a clean and healthy environment, a fair and equitable distribution of our collective … Continue reading

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Our take on the results of the Swiss sovereign money referendum

By Edgar Wortmann, Ons Geld and IMMR Core Group member The result is known. The “No” camp has won. Nevertheless, the Swiss Vollgeld referendum was a great success. Monetary reform hit the headlines world wide. Many newspapers informed the public on money creation. Praise and appreciation for our Swiss colleagues. A resounding result! Despite much […]

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IRTA’s 39th Annual International Convention to be Held at Bally’s Las Vegas!

IRTA is thrilled to announce that this year’s 39th Annual International Convention will be held at the 4.5 star Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from September 6th to 8th, 2018. The incredibly affordable IRTA member convention rates include a per-person registration fee of $559 USD and a 3-night hotel stay (500 UC), with check-in on Thursday, Sept. 6th, …

The post IRTA’s 39th Annual International Convention to be Held at Bally’s Las Vegas! appeared first on IRTA — International Reciprocal Trade Association.

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IMMR Annual Meeting 2018: A Space to Connect, Cooperate, and Co-create

By Rachel Oliver, Positive Money  On 25-27th May 2018 the International Movement for Monetary Reform gathered for its annual gathering. This year money reform campaign groups from all over the world came together for 3 days in sunny Utrecht, Holland. We kicked off on the Friday afternoon with introductions from each group and attendees. “How’s […]

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3 organizations working on shared finances in cities

We constantly hear grievances about there not being enough money for this or that beneficial cause. But at the same time, many people have huge privately managed assets that finance all kinds of ventures through retirement investments — some of which they would probably not wish to support. We often keep these funds out of fear for our long-term security.
 
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Global Sharing Week 2018 is more ambitious than ever

Global Sharing Week is back, and this year it’s more ambitious than ever. This annual event, which runs from June 3-10, is the largest mass engagement campaign centered around the true sharing economy. It is co-organized by The People Who Share and Shareable. Every year it turns the spotlight on the power and impact of sharing resources.

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why we’re quiet…

Hello mutualistas, I realize I haven’t posted here for quite a while and thought I should say hello, and let you know why. The positive: There’s just a lot happening on the ground, complicated things to work through in order to make our projects happen. Quite amazing things! But we have to lay solid groundwork…

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Blockchain-powered journalism: Q&A with Matt Coolidge of Civil

It goes without saying that the journalism industry is facing immense challenges, from blatant attacks on press freedom to debilitating cuts in funding. One organization, Civil, plans on utilizing the blockchain to address the funding problem in a novel way. Civil does not aim to be the next Guardian or The New York Times. Instead, it will be offering a platform and a standard upon which high-quality journalistic newsrooms can exist and operate.

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