Latest News in the World of Complementary Currencies
Written by Positive Money on April 19, 2017.Yesterday, the United Nations held a high-level conference on how to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have therefore come up with some rough ideas on how central banks could help partially fund some of...read more
Podcast: How Residents of an English Town Took Governance and the Local Economy Into Their Own Hands
The stories in this series come from a small town in the United Kingdom called Frome, but the themes and topics explored are global in scale, ranging from the Americas to the Himalayas. Despite its unique setting, nestled in the sleepy countryside of southeast England, Frome is a microcosm of much of what is taking place in towns and cities through the world. The voices of Frome tell stories that will sound familiar all across the globe, and if you listen closely, you just might hear your own story in there as well.
Written by Frank Van Lerven on April 18, 2017.Around 1 in 10 people taking out a loan in Britain, do so simply to make ends meat. The market for these loans is extremely unfair – and this is not coming from a consumer pressure group but from one of the bigger banks,...read more
A new offering type has been added to the options when adding a new offering. In addition to local-currency-only, gift, swap, barter and mixed (local and national currencies), there is now a sixth offering type: shared. Description Shared offerings are where the advertiser invites others to share a resource, item, activity, experience or action, rather […]read more
Hello! Hopefully you already know that I’m on a MAN tour of New Zealand. Lots of exciting stuff! I’m learning a lot and it looks like there will be plenty of Mutual Aid action around the country. And as usual, I don’t have time to type up all my notes. Still planning to, for sure….read more
Written by Fran Boait on April 14, 2017.Summary Ann Pettifor’s new book, The Production of Money is an excellent contribution to the growing body of thought exposing mainstream, neoclassical economics’ poor understanding of money, banking, and finance, and how its...read more
This paper, co-authored with Jem Bendell is our ticket to stand up at the RAMICS conference in Barcelona next month and invite the major complementary currency networks into cooperation around the next generation of software that we all need.
We will also be presenting developments after the conference at the hackathon.
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It’s time for the Complementary Currency movement to form an Alliance. For far too long, communities have kept their distance and interacted with others only when it was necessary and beneficial for them to do so. The result has been fragmentation of efforts, a lack...read more
In this episode of Next Economy Now, Ryan Honeyman, a partner and worker-owner at LIFT Economy, interviews Andrew Baskin, executive fellow at LIFT Economy. Baskin is currently finishing his bachelor’s of science in sustainable agriculture and food systems, with an emphasis in regenerative and cooperative economics, at the University of California, Davis. He represents a core constituency of millenials — young, passionate social entrepreneurs who are helping create ethical, sustainable businesses.