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El pueblo que se inventó una moneda

Los habitantes del municipio de Espinal, un pequeño pueblo de la sierra veracruzana, México, están utilizando el Túmin, una moneda que se inventaron y que se basa en el sistema de trueque. Sus billetes salieron en noviembre de 2010 y … Continue reading

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The Ripple Project – community networks money

Ripple is a project to build a new kind of monetary system based on the trust present in our ordinary social and business relationships. You can start using Ripple by signing up for free at Villages, or checking out other … Continue reading

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Community Currencies

“Community currencies stand in contrast to conventional money whose sources are closed to most of us. There are many varieties of these, but their basic principles are simple and general. They are open in the sense that they can be … Continue reading

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Local Money Creates Wealth Outside the Bubble

Local currencies generally develop for one of two reasons — the desire for local economic control (for a variety of reasons, from democracy to sustainability to social justice,) and a scarcity of national currency. In the current situation, both reasons … Continue reading

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A Main Street Fix for Wall Street’s Failure

Locally Owned Businesses as the Real Engines of Job Creation. We propose a seven-part program to advance this power shift: Redefine our economic priorities by replacing financial indicators with real-wealth indicators as the basis for evaluating economic performance. Restructure the … Continue reading

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It’s time for a local banking system

We need banks that focus on the real economy, individuals and small business, not speculation and remote investments. But the truth is that banks are already not lending. They haven’t been for years. It’s time we looked at new ways … Continue reading

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Buy Local, Bye-Bye Walmart

When the residents of Saranac Lake, NY were faced with having a Super Wal-Mart put in, some 600 residents came together to open their own department store, selling shares in the new venture for $100 and raising $600,000. CBS News … Continue reading

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EcoRedes catalanas: Modelos de economía libre, regional y ciudadana

Leer Las EcoRedes de Cataluña son un nuevo modelo de economía social y regional. Se trata de sistemas monetarios basados en la solidaridad, la cooperación y la soberanía económica regional, construidos por ciudadanos que crean una moneda alternativa. Se trata … Continue reading

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Podemos vivir sin capitalismo

Parte 2 – Parte 3 – Parte 4 – Parte 5 – Parte 6

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Generative Banking

Read Inspired by the idea of a “time bank” that lets people exchange goods and services, I propose a Generative Bank. A Generative Bank allows people the ability to meaningfully contribute their talents within their community and ensure their own … Continue reading

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