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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...

Credentials of a Flying Fish

Credentials of a Flying Fish

If I am so passionate about supporting the evolution of our money system, it is because I have spent all my life looking for the highest leverage place for improving all other systems.   And I have found...

The Call of Our Times

The Call of Our Times

Humanity is at a critical juncture.  As Paul Hawken succinctly put it in his memorable address to Portland University’s graduate class in May of 2009, “civilization needs a new operating system,” and...