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2019 September Newsletter

2019 September Newsletter

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A new type of money for a Mayan community to build resilience in a context of economic crisis

A new type of money for a Mayan community to build resilience in a context of economic crisis

Ranulfo Paiva Sobrinho1, Claudia Maricusa Agraz Hernández2, Karla Vanessa Córdoba Brenes3, Juan Osti Sáenz2, Ademar Ribeiro Romeiro4 1Researcher at the Institute of Economics in the Campinas State University. Cidade Universitária “Zeferino Vaz” Barão Geraldo – Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil. CEP: 13083-970. Telefonista – PABX: 55 19 3521-2121. Co-founder of Sustainability.School 2Instituto EPOMEX, Universidad Autónoma de […]

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Which characteristics of communities boost time-banking? A case study of the United States

Which characteristics of communities boost time-banking? A case study of the United States

Katerina Gawthorpe University of Economics, Prague, W. Churchill Sq. 4, 130 67 Prague 3, Czech Republic, Email: xzimk04@vse.cz This paper empirically examines the characteristics of communities with successful time banking schemes. Dataset for this study consists of 909 counties in the U.S, 314 of these counties employ a time-banking currency. The selected factors in this […]

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Sharing is caring: Mediterranean time banking in a multidimensional crisis scenario

Sharing is caring: Mediterranean time banking in a multidimensional crisis scenario

Lucía del Moral-Espín Universidad Pablo Olavide, Seville (Spain) ldelesp@upo.es Time banks (TB) have spread all over Europe as part of a wider expansion of alternative economic spaces. Much of the existing literature has focused on UK and US time banking models, while TBs in other regions have been overlooked. This article contributes to a feminist […]

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What is the potential for community currencies to deliver positive public health outcomes? Case study of Time Credits in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, UK

What is the potential for community currencies to deliver positive public health outcomes? Case study of Time Credits in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, UK

Gemma Burgess University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy, Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, 19 Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EP, Glb36@cam.ac.uk There is evidence that increased levels of community engagement and social participation can improve population health. Community currencies such as Time Credits are one way to support and encourage people to be […]

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The bright and the dark side of virtual currencies

The bright and the dark side of virtual currencies

Milenko Josavac Harderstrasse 35, 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland. E-Mail: m.josavac@gmail.com The scope of this article is to examine the positive (bright) and negative (dark) aspects of virtual currencies by critically assessing the relevant literature. In addition, the findings from the bright and dark side are the groundwork for the discussion of how crime prevention units and […]

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Using Simulation and Gaming to Design a Community Currency System

Using Simulation and Gaming to Design a Community Currency System

Masayuki Yoshida* and Shigeto Kobayashi** * Joetsu University of Education, Japan, Email: yoshida@juen.ac.jp ** Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan Email: s-kobaya@jaist.ac.jp (Authors with equal contribution) We position gaming and simulation as one method for designing a community currency (CC) that matches the local customs and institutions at the introductory stage and discuss […]

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The Diversity and Evolutionary Process of Modern Community Currencies in Japan

The Diversity and Evolutionary Process of Modern Community Currencies in Japan

Yoshihisa Miyazaki* and Ken-ichi Kurita** * National Institute of Technology, Sendai College, Miyagi, Japan, Email: frontier-spirit-21-y.m@nifty.com ** Kokusai Junior College, Tokyo, Japan. Email: kuririne@nifty.com (Authors with equal contribution) This paper focuses on the diverse development of modern community currencies (CCs) in Japan, and provides a classification of them by type. Modern CCs appeared in the […]

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Implementation of modern barter exchange system in Bulgaria: From an objective necessity to an objective performance

Implementation of modern barter exchange system in Bulgaria: From an objective necessity to an objective performance

Rositsa Toncheva University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria, Email: r@toncheva.com, http://www.toncheva.com This paper presents the results from an expert survey on the possibility of a modern barter exchange system (MBES) to be implemented in Bulgaria. MBES is shown as an abstract theoretical construction which helps uncover the reasons why such schemes are successful in a number […]

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