Posts Tagged ‘local currencies’

Local Currencies – Replacing Scarcity with Trust

Uploaded on Feb 8, 2007

Peak Moment 49: Francis Ayley established over a dozen local currencies in the UK before moving to the U.S. He contrasts our standard, scarcity- and debt-based money system with local currencies in which “there’s always as much as you need.” Local currencies like his Fourth Corner Exchange issue money when members trade goods and services. Communities with local currencies will be less affected when recession or depression hits the mainstream economy.

Money As Debt (full length)

Uploaded on Mar 28, 2011

Money as debt is a very interesting documentary, that everyone should see.
To me it was a bit shocking and a real eye-opener. It explains in a lot of ways why it is such a mess in this world.

It explains in a very simple and easy to understand way:

* How money is created and where it really comes from.
* How our moneysystem works.
* How banks can loan such insane amounts of money.
* Why everyone is so heavily in debt.
* Why our money is worth less and less.
* Why asking interest over a loan is not a good idea.
* Why the stuff we buy gets crappier and needs to be replaced sooner.
* That modern banking is the biggest scam ever.
* How totally screwed we really are.
I urge everyone to hand this documentary to friends and family.



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What’s Minted in Berkshire County Stays There: Finding Reward in Local Currency (Printed)

Published on Sep 5, 2013

Berkshire County in Massachusetts has taken “buy local” to a whole new level by creating their own currency. The BerkShare is now accepted by some 400 businesses throughout that region. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores advantages for both consumers and storefronts.


The Bristol Pound (Digital and Printed)

Published on Jun 11, 2012

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Music by John Hendicott featuring Laura J Martin


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The Bristol Pound is a local currency designed to encourage and incentivise spending with local independent businesses, build stronger communities and develop more sustainability supply chains across Bristol.


Richard C. Cook : The Gaia Plan ~ Creating Local Currencies, Sustainable Community – Oct 5 2011

Uploaded on Oct 6, 2011

Robert C. Cook Interview, {Author of “We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform} Oct, 2011 One Radio Network ; Creating local currencies backed by labor, services .. and building local communities + The Gaia Plan, the Basic Income Guarantee and how we owe it to everyone on this planet the means to survive.

“A local currency provides an economic “cul-de-sac” that
keeps wealth within a community. Local money tends to stay close to home. This means that profits do not get exported via chain stores and multinational corporations. Instead, people buy and sell goods and services among themselves, with the currency being an accounting tool.”
– Michael E. Merotta

“Money can be made to serve rather than to rule, to be use—rather than profit-oriented—and to create abundance, stability, and sustainability.” … it has “the potential to be the most destructive or most creative.” – Margrit Kennedy

.. money should “empower people to care for each other and the earth.” – Christopher Bamford


Introducing Mountain-High Hours – Community Currency for the People

Published on Oct 21, 2012

Wayne Walton explains a new complementary currency that is popping up around the US. Mountain Hours, Mile High Hours, and Island Hours are just a few examples of this voluntary co-operative currency, which allows for more transactions than were previously available connecting more unmet needs with unused resources.


So Why Not I-OPEEN? Are you a Member Yet?

I-OPEEN does the same thing as these other currencies except out community is local and global!  Sign-up today.  No debt in I-OPEEN because you are the value!  This is Real Current: See?

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