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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The Wörgl Experiment: Austria (1932-1933)

March 27, 2010 – 7:34 am |

In 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression, the small town of Wörgl in Austria successfully experimented with its own local currency (in the form of a stamp scrip).   Based on the thinking of …

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 …

The Saber: A Currency for the Educational Sector

January 22, 2010 – 7:37 am |

The Saber is the complementary education currency proposed by Bernard Lietaer to help Brazilian schools provide greater educational opportunities despite the lack of available funds.   The educational vouchers are designed to set in motion a …

Варианты управления системным банковским кризисом by Bernard Lietaer, Rober Ulanowicz, Sally Goerner

December 26, 2009 – 3:33 pm |

Основные положения
Текущий финансовый кризис проистекает не из цикличности развития или ошибок в управлении экономикой, но в силу структурных причин: за последние 20 лет произошло более 96 банковских кризисов, и все они происходили в странах …