Money and Sustainability

Bernard Lietaer Our money system IS the 'Missing Link'. We tend to assume that we must have a single, monopolistic currency, funded through bank debt, enforced by a central bank.…

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Interest- and Inflation-free money

Margrit Kennedy Money is one of humankind's most ingenious inventions - and also one of its most dangerous. Interest and Inflation Free Money offers a clear, simple explanation of how…

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Beyond Money

Thomas H. Greco, Jr. Demystifying Money and Liberating Exchange The mission of this site is to demystify money and liberate the process of exchange by making available important documents and…

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Can banks create money out of nothing

Richard A. Werner This paper presents the first empirical evidence in the history of banking on the question of whether banks can create money out of nothing. The banking crisis…

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Credit theory of money

The first formal credit theory of money arose in the 19th century. Anthropologist David Graeber has argued that for most of human history, money has been widely understood to represent debt, though…

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Money, the common denominator

If we consider, in retrospect, any process of goods or values creation, and go deeper into its understanding to the level of physical processes, it becomes evident that any process of this kind is an overflow and conversion of energy.

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Le projet CITEGO

L’objet de la conférence est d’aborder plus spécifiquement les questions des effets et des impacts des monnaies complémentaires locales, c’est-à-dire de monnaies fortement ancrées sur le territoire, impliquant des collectifs citoyens, des acteurs économiques locaux et, le plus souvent, les pouvoirs publics.

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Mandela and apartheid

In 1880 the British attacked the Boer republics (also of Western culture) and were soundly defeated at Bronkhorstspruit, Laing’s Nek, Schuinshoogte, and Majuba. In 1899 they tried again suffering three devastating defeats by the Boer Republics…

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Skills shortage

Arse-creeping (brown-nosing) is the most common skill in the layers upon layers of corporate and government bureaucracies who employ the vast majority of people. Those who master the skill earn…

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The laughing lion and the doves

Perhaps the ashes of the labour guilds will be the phoenix that will form the nucleus of an alternative to bureaucracies, both corporate and government. There is a thin layer…

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It is our duty to be free

It is our duty to be free If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and…

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