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Community Solutions: An Overview

Community Solutions: An Overview

To understand why the introduction of complementary local currencies is essential to community revitalization and sustainable development, it is critical to first understand the monetary underpinnings of...

What is the Problem with our Current Money System?

What is the Problem with our Current Money System?

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...

Talks & Seminars

Talks & Seminars

Bernard Lietaer gives talks and seminars all around the world to a wide range of audiences including government officials, business alliances, multinational corporations, think tanks, and community...

Speaking

Speaking

Bernard Lietaer gives talks and seminars all around the world to a wide range of audiences, including: governments looking for solutions against inflation, unemployment, and financial crises;...

Who creates money?

Who creates money?

Contrary to popular belief, governments do not create money in our current system.   As a matter of fact, whenever the revenues generated by taxes are inferior to their outlays, governments have to borrow...