“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)
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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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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There are many different proposals for changing how money works. In order to decide which of these proposals we should support, we need to be able to think about money in a critical and creative way. This can be difficult … Continue readingread more
Welcome to everyday life in Quebec — Canada’s second largest province with 8.2 million people. Here:
Business owners gather at an elegant Montreal event center to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a large-scale economic partnership. The former chief of Quebec’s largest bank is the guest of honor.
Unemployment is down and the stock market is up. So all’s well with the economy, right? Many politicians and economists would like us to think that, but in this Upstream Podcast, Richard D. Wolff, author of “Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens,” explains how this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Not only is the recession that started in 2008 far from over, but we might actually be witnessing the collapse of capitalism as we know it.
Digitally empowered collectives are changing the way citizens and activists act together and are starting to transform our cities from..
The post Open Collectives: transforming our cities from the bottom-up appeared first on OuiShare EN – Connecting the Collaborative Economy by Fernanda Marin.read more
Most recent figures suggest that consumer prices are increasing, while average wages are stagnating – meaning that people across the country are facing higher costs of living. To finance higher costs of living, more and more people are borrowing. In the … Continue reading
The post Inflation rises and living standards fall: how can the Bank of England respond? appeared first on Positive Money.read more
UC finished the 1st Quarter of 2017 strong by recording 1,060,852 of barter transactions in March! All three months of the 1st quarter of 2017 were all-time monthly trading records for UC! UC’s 1st quarter record of 4,270,928 represents a 55% increase over last year’s 1st quarter results. “UC is providing real trading benefits to its participating exchanges at a …
The post UC’s Best 1st Quarter Ever – 4.2 Million in Trading! appeared first on IRTA — International Reciprocal Trade Association.read more
An interview with Spanish economist Susana Martín Belmonte on her work on monetary reform, commons-oriented P2P systems and future economies.
The post Susana Martín Belmonte on de-commodification, abundance and capital for the commons appeared first on Commons Transition.read more
Hello! I’m having the most splendid time in New Zealand. Mutual Aid Networks has been very very good to me 🙂 And I’m extremely happy to report that we’ll be having another pilot site come online soon, The MANA – Mutual Aid Network of Aotearoa. Aotearoa is the Maori name for this land. For those…
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In this edition October 2016 Tour Report 2017 June Workshop in Greece Global monetary system is headed over the cliff—An Open letter to Jim Rickards Solar Dollars Geopolitics __________________________________________ October 2016 Tour Report During my October 2016 tour, I gave … Continue readingread more
Where we put our money matters — not only for our own financial security but to ensure the wellbeing of our planet. Following the financial crisis of 2009, more and more people have been turning to ethical banking services that value economic, social, and environmental impact.