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Making money for business: currencies, profit and long-term thinking by Bernard Lietaer and Gwendolyn Hallsmith

October 17, 2011 – 4:24 pm |

In brief:
Businesses have tended to leave the question of how the monetary system works to the government, central banks, and the banking system. Yet in doing so they miss the opportunity to solve key monetary and …

A Call for Research

July 19, 2010 – 8:13 am |

After more than 30 years of practical experience and 15 years of academic research on currency issues, I am now shifting my focus and activities toward supporting and mentoring the next generation of currency researchers.   …

The Terra TRC: A Global Complementary Currency to Stabilize the World Economy

January 14, 2010 – 10:54 pm | 5 Comments

The Terra is a global complementary currency designed to provide an inflation-resistant international standard of value; to stabilize the business cycle on a global level; and to realign stockholder’s interests with long-term sustainability.   From a …