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?

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L’empreinte de la technique, Ethnotechnologie prospective, Editions de l’Harmattan

August 26, 2010 – 2:08 pm |

Thierry Gaudin et Elie Faroult ont le plaisir de vous annoncer la publication, au sein de la série “Essais et Recherche” de la collection Prospective des éditions L’Harmattan, du colloque de Cerisy “L’empreinte de la …

The WAT System in Japan

May 21, 2010 – 1:01 pm |

This introduction to the WAT system is an excerpt from a longer paper by Mitra Ardron and Bernard Lietaer in which they offer ways of addressing some of the shortcomings of “peer-to-peer” currencies like the …

Complementary Currency Innovation: Self-guarantee in Peer-to-Peer Currencies

January 19, 2010 – 1:16 pm |

The WAT system, as used in Japan, allows for businesses to issue their own tickets (IOU’s) which can circulate as a complementary currency within a community.  In this paper, Bernard Lietaer and Mitra Ardron propose …