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Print Your Own Money

The economy is big news, and a big worry. But there are as many economies as we need. There are global, national, regional, and neighborhood economies. There are economies for greed, destruction, and exploitation, as well as for generosity, creativity, … Continue reading

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Em meio à crise, gregos criam moeda local e redes de trocas

Em Volos, a quase 400 quilômetros de Atenas, o euro foi cedendo pouco a pouco o lugar ao TEM, uma moeda alternativa que vem ganhando cada vez mais adeptos. O TEM retoma uma ideia que já estava em curso desde … Continue reading

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New Local Currency Brings Hope to Debt-Stricken City

Can a new local currency help a debt-stricken community get back on its feet? A Hamburg-based theater group is hoping to do just that in the German city of Oberhausen. Locals will be able to earn “coals” through voluntary work … Continue reading

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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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US Community Uses Local Currency to Weather Financial Storms

A small community in the northeastern U.S. state of Massachusetts has embarked on an effort to keep its economy growing and stave off the negative effects of globalization.  In Berkshire County, many residents use a local currency called the BerkShare … 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 weigh … Continue reading

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