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?

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What is the Problem with our Current Money System?

September 17, 2010 – 6:34 am | One Comment

Our modern monetary systems share in common the fact that they consist of a nationwide, government-enforced monopoly of a single type of currency, created by banks through loans attached to positive interest rates, and naturally …

Won’t community currencies create inflation?

September 17, 2010 – 5:21 am |

A common reaction to the concept of a community currencies is that it will increase the money supply and therefore fuel inflation. This reaction is further reinforced by the observation that the built-in incentive to …

Is a Community Currency Just Another Welfare System?

September 17, 2010 – 4:26 am |

To many people, anything that helps the poor is a welfare system.   While that is indeed the case in most programs, community currencies are an exception.
Let us consider a practical example from a city …