The Call of Our Times
September 3, 2010 – 1:38 am | No Comment

Humanity is now at a critical juncture. As Paul Hawken succinctly put it in his inspiring address to Portland University’s graduate class in May of 2009, “civilization needs a new operating system,” and fast. Many of the socio-economic rules under which we operate were created under a worldview that failed to recognize that the earth is a living system and that every form of life has its unique and valuable place and purpose in sustaining the larger web of life.

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Government

What can governments do to address the banking crisis, remedy unemployment, poverty and ecological threats, and create conditions for sustainable abundance?

Business

How can time-tested currency innovations such as mutual credit systems help businesses of all sizes deal with cash flow shortages and monetary instability?

Community

What can communities do to leverage their untapped wealth and connect resources that would otherwise remain unused with needs that would otherwise remain unmet?

Research

What can scientific and academic research tell us about how to design and implement more effective and resilient monetary systems?

Currency Proposals

What types of complementary currencies could help us overcome current obstacles to the flourishing of our educational, energy, commercial, and other systems?

Books, Interviews, Videos »

Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne promoting “Rethinking Money” at The Big Picture show on RT with Thom Hartmann

February 19, 2013 – 4:25 pm |

Rethinking money

Rethinking Money points out that there is a way, in fact a thousand ways, to stop our current juggernaut towards global self-destruction. There is a system of solutions already in place in localities throughout the world where terrible problems have existed. The changes came about, not through the redistribution of wealth, increased conventional taxation, bond measures or enlightened self-interest from corporate entities, but rather, by people simply rethinking the concept of money. With that restructuring, everything changed.

Remedies for Government, Business and Entrepreneurship, NGOs and the Civil Society, and the private citizen are offered. The book also presents clear validation, speaking plainly and directly to general interest readers. This work promises to strike a deep chord with audiences eager to find meaningful, thought-provoking answers.

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Rethinking Money: The Rise Of Hayek’s Private Competing Currencies by Peter Ferrara on Forbes

March 2, 2013 – 6:13 pm | 4 Comments

Rethinking money

“Auditing the Fed, replacing Fed monetary policy discretion with a mandatory price rule governing policy, even the gold standard, Nobel Laureate Friedreich Hayek pushed the envelope beyond all of these. He advocated running the world economy on competing private currencies.

A competitive private market for money, instead of an arbitrary government monopoly amounting to a license to steal for the ruling class? How could that ever work?

Just like any other competitive private market for any other good or service, Hayek would answer, which is a lot better than a government monopoly. But doesn’t the government have to determine the standard for any society’s money, just like it determines the standards for the society’s weights and measures?”

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Go straight to the granddaddy of all private currencies here.

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Rethinking Money on Yahoo! Finance: “Don’t Want to Fight the Fed? Euro Architect Offers Alternative”

February 24, 2013 – 1:58 pm |
Rethinking Money on Yahoo! Finance: “Don’t Want to Fight the Fed? Euro Architect Offers Alternative”

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It’s not every day you hear a former central banker and an architect of the euro advocating for complementary currencies that have nothing to do with the national ones …

Rethinking Money, How new currencies turn scarcity into prosperity by Jacqui Dunne and Bernard Lietaer

February 8, 2013 – 9:15 am | One Comment

NEW BOOK RELEASED!

Rethinking Money points out that there is a way, in fact a thousand ways, to stop our current juggernaut towards global self-destruction. There is a system of solutions already in place in localities throughout the …

The Chicago Plan Revisited, Live webcast of the debate between Michael Kumhof and Bernard Lietaer in Stockholm, January 28th 2013.

January 28, 2013 – 10:54 am | One Comment

“Financial reform for a sustainable economy”

3 Great lectures :

Michael Kumhof  IMFdiscussed the Chicago Plan
Bernard Lietaer about Complementary Currencies and Eco Systems,
Then they answer questions

 

בכנס מרתק שנערך בשבדיה התקיים מפגש בין ברנרד ליאטר ומייקל קומהוף
(IMFׁ)
ידידנו קרל …

The potential of complementary currencies by Bernard Lietaer

July 26, 2012 – 2:19 pm | 8 Comments

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People Money, The Promise of Regional Currencies by Margrit Kennedy, Bernard Lietaer and John Rogers

July 23, 2012 – 3:05 pm | 6 Comments
People Money, The Promise of Regional Currencies by Margrit Kennedy, Bernard Lietaer and John Rogers

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About the book
People Money is a comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of regional currencies.
It shows how regional currencies can transform the lives and well-being of local communities, how they can …

Money and Sustainability, The Missing Link by Bernard Lietaer, Christian Arnsperger, Sally Goerner and Stefan Brunnhuber

May 29, 2012 – 3:59 pm | 5 Comments

Pioneering new research from the Club of Rome
In 1972, the first Report for the Club of Rome – The Limits to Growth – famously spelled out the unsustainable consequences of an economic system that demands infinite growth …

Reputation currencies @ Hubnet

April 23, 2012 – 9:03 am | 2 Comments

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Reputation currencies will be a major drive in relational dynamics and a great way to reveal human and social capital within trusted communities. We relate David Ronfeldt’s relational dynamics and Bernard Lietaer’s definition of money …

New Money for a New World

November 24, 2011 – 4:20 pm | 14 Comments
New Money for a New World

Real Change is Truly Possible, Right Now…
We can end the threats to our environment, and aid dramatically in its restoration. We can help provide meaningful work for all, with opportunities that enhance and replenish the world …

Innovative Government Issued Currencies

November 24, 2011 – 3:54 pm |

Until now, governments at all levels have been using three main policy instruments to encourage behaviors they consider desirable: regulations; subsidies for behaviors they want to encourage; and taxes for what they would like to discourage. …

Bernard Lietaer @ Poptech, October 22, 2011

November 6, 2011 – 12:27 pm | 2 Comments

 
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