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

Submitted by on July 23, 2012 – 3:05 pm6 Comments

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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 sustain businesses, how local authorities can participate in their success and, consequently, why supporting regional currencies is of vital importance to the future of your community, region or country.

It is also a comprehensive guide to the development process and implementation of a regional currency.

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  • Joseph says:

    Dear Bernard,

    I wonder whether you are planning to have the book People Money published as an audiobook through Amazon’s company, Audible Inc., ?

    If you, Margrit Kennedy and John Rogers could agree on this with the publisher (as Kindle version is already available, perhaps there would be oppennes for this), than

    this will be a great opportunity for us the people, because there is no search result on Audible for complementary currency. Not even as a tag! See for this.

    No search result for local money, regional money, alternative currency or alternative money either.

    This could be the first audiobook of its kind on planet Earth, as I found.

    I hope that as many people buy it as possible, and will read it on their mobile devices, or perhaps listen to it on them. (audible has mobile apps for iPhone and Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry also, see

    With love and respect,

  • David says:

    Dear Mr Lietaer,

    I wonder if you could write a little about, the first European social caring ticket, based on the world leading Japanese Fureai Kippu, which you mention in your youtube videos titled New Money for a New World (which by the way cannot be found on your webpage at all, and with a simple youtube cell phone registration, the 19 videos could be uploaded together as one video, AVS video editor is an easy way to stick them together)? Thank you.

  • Bernard Lietaer says:

    Thank you for both suggestions!
    I will communicate them to the respective publishers…

  • Mark says:

    Dear Mr Bernard Lietaer,

    I would like to here inform all the blog readers that the Cyclos software, which as far as I know is the basis for the C3 in Uruguay and Brazil which the state accepts as well, can be found as a mobile app for Android on Google Play!

    For anyone, who is not familiar with it, the developer of at least the original Cyclos is the non-governmental organization STRO in the Netherlands:

  • Nora says:

    there is a very good video on the Bristol Pound. The talent system is explained clearly.

    I live in Austria and belong to the organisation called Talente Tauschkreis Niederösterreich.

    Have a look at:


  • Eleonor says:

    Dear Mr Lietaer,

    I highly respect your works. I would like to ask, is there any initiative for an Android-based complementary currency app or a framework-app that can host many complementary currencies?
    iPhone is at the top price level, where as most people are middle to little income, hence choosing Android mobile devices.

    As is the case for VoIP providers, where some android apps like Acrobits Softphone, provide a framework where between 50 to 100 VoIP provider user data can be entered, customers from this many companies can use this one single program to communicate with each other.

    It would really quicken the process of turning to a more yin financial system, I believe.

    Any constructive opinions, fellow brainstormes? (perhaps a facebook group would be beneficial for many of us, if dear Mr Lietaer or Mr Rogers would mind creating one, perhaps?)

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