What Are Complementary Currencies?

Complementary Currencies are monetary networks that operate in complement to the national currency, and generally below the national level. Groups, neighbourhoods, communities, towns, cities, regions and provinces can design and implement their own complementary...
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Start Your Own Complementary Currency

The Complementary Currency Resource Center is the place to go for all the resources, information and support you need to design and implement your own complementary currency system.
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Complementary Currency Systems Worldwide

The CC Database, designed by the CC Resource Center, is your source for detailed information on Complementary Currency Systems worldwide.
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Complementary Currency Research Group

The CC Research Group was formed by Stephen DeMeulenaere in 2002 to bring students, academics, authors, researchers and others interested in a deeper understand into the philosphy, theory, design and analysis of complementary currency systems.
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“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)

The New Approach to Freedom

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.

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Upcoming Events

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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Latest News from the World of Complementary Currencies

A Commons Transition Plan for the City of Ghent

By Michel Bauwens (P2P Foundation, research) and Yurek Onzia (project coordination) The context and structure of the report This study was commissioned and financed by the City of Ghent, a city in northern Flanders with nearly 300,000 inhabitants, with the support of its mayor Daniel Termont, the head of the mayor’s staff, the head of […]

The post A Commons Transition Plan for the City of Ghent appeared first on Commons Transition.

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The decay of western civilization

One of my correspondents, Irish financial advisor Christopher Quigley, recently sent me a link to his article, Civilizations Die by Suicide Not by Murder. In that article, he mentions famed historian Arnold Toynbee’s monumental work, A Study of History which describes the … Continue reading

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Important news re. HUMANs Annual General Membership Meeting Sat. September 30, 2-4 CDT

Hello humans, I hope this message finds you well in the midst of some very troubling and urgent times for the world. If you or your loved ones are in any of the many places experiencing crisis, I wish for your safety and wellbeing. And I look forward to continuing to work with you to…

The post Important news re. HUMANs Annual General Membership Meeting Sat. September 30, 2-4 CDT appeared first on Mutual Aid Networks.

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The philosophy of money

Written by John McCone (Guest Author) on August 29, 2017. Once we understand the true purpose of money, we can identify the most ethical and desirable financial systems that serve this purpose. My book, The Philosophical Method, shows how money, at its core, is a tool...

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How Innovative Funding Models Could Usher in a New Era of Worker-Owned Platform Cooperatives

For Socorro Aguirre Cruz, a home care worker in Staten Island, New York, with nearly 50 years of cleaning experience, many of the challenges faced by gig workers today have been part of her life for decades. Work has been precarious for her long before the emergence of massive, venture capitalist-funded gig platforms that began disrupting — and in some cases destroying — a number of industries.

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