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


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


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


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?

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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. …

Government Solutions: An Overview

March 5, 2010 – 1:30 pm |

Monetary innovations can be of great help to governments in both ordinary circumstances and times of crisis.
By helping to introduce or support complementary currencies, governments help address a wide range of socio-economic problems by helping …

Case Studies and Proposals

March 3, 2010 – 9:41 am | Comments Off on Case Studies and Proposals

We now have a number of well documented success stories of complementary currencies that were introduced by governments, with very positive results.   Two well known such experiments are the Wörgl in Austria and Banco Palmas …