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Fair Money Australia helps launch Right2Work Coalition to promote full employment

On 21 July 2017, Fair Money Australia collaborated with members and supporters of the Australian Unemployed Workers Union (AUWU) and Australian Workers Party (AWP) to create a conference to launch the Right2Work Coalition. It is more costly for a society to keep people unemployed or underemployed than it is to employ them, so the coalition… View Article

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Loconomics Gives Gig Workers an Alternative to Investor-Owned Platforms

Loconomics is a platform cooperative that allows service professionals working in areas like dog walking, home care, child care, massage therapy, and tutoring to connect and offer their services on a platform that they own. Founded by Joshua Danielson in 2012, Loconomics, which is based in San Francisco, California, aims to provide an alternative to investor-owned platforms such as Wagg (dog walking), Taskrabbit (gig work), or Handy (home cleaning).

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Q&A: Yochai Benkler on the Benefits of an Open Source Economic System

After the breakthrough of the internet, Yochai Benkler, a law professor at Harvard University, quickly understood that new online forms of collaboration such as Wikipedia or Linux responded to a completely new economic logic. Specializing in the digital culture of the networked society, Benkler worked on a coherent economic vision that guides us beyond the old opposition between state and markets.

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Former governor of the Bank of Spain praises money creation by public institutions

On 07 November 2017 Miguel Ángel Fernández Ordóñez, former governor of the Bank of Spain, made a statement in favour of money being created by public institutions instead of private banks. Speaking at the Investigative Commission on Spain’s financial crisis and financial assistance programme, Ordóñez cited technological advances as an argument in favor of stable money creation… View Article

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The Swiss Sovereign Money Initiative: Five Questions & Answers

Thanks to the hard work of Monetäre Modernisierung (MoMo), the Swiss member organisation of the IMMR, in 2018 Swiss citizens will get to decide on the Vollgeld Initiative, which advocates for money creation by the National Bank alone. The Initiative stands against the privatization of the Swiss franc and the current system by which 90% of… View Article

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Fair Money Australia launches Right2Work Coalition to promote full employment

On 21 July 2017, Fair Money Australia collaborated with members and supporters of the Australian Unemployed Workers Union (AUWU) and Australian Workers Party (AWP) to create a conference to launch the Right2Work Coalition. It is more costly for a society to keep people unemployed or underemployed than it is to employ them, so the coalition… View Article

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