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The Story of the 11th Round

The Story of the 11th Round

The story of the 11th round illustrates how the introduction of interest in a monetary system forces artificial competition amongst its users beyond what would naturally occur. Once upon a time, there...

Creating Wealth

Creating Wealth

by Gwendolyn Hallsmith & Bernard Lietaer Growing local economies with local currencies The underlying assumptions, frameworks, and institutions of our economy often go unquestioned, and one of...

Biography

Biography

Biography Bernard Lietaer, author of The Future of Money (translated in 18 languages), is an international expert in the design and implementation of currency systems.   He has studied...

The Story of Curitiba in Brazil

The Story of Curitiba in Brazil

The story of Curitiba in Brazil illustrates how the introduction of a complementary currency was able to help a developing and impoverished city leverage its untapped resources to creatively solve a host...

The Future of Money

The Future of Money

The Future of Money: Creating New Wealth, Work and a Wiser World (London:  Random House, January 2001), also translated in eighteen other languages.  This book is out of print, but a few copies are still...

Business-Related Case Studies

Business-Related Case Studies

There are now many successful examples of mutual credit systems, or business-to-business currencies, such as the Wir and the Wat described below.  They demonstrate the very beneficial effects of...

People Money

People Money

People Money, The Promise of Regional Currencies by Margrit Kennedy, Bernard Lietaer and John Rogers About the book People Money is a comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of regional...