Category Archives: Local Currencies

Glocal Econ 17: Positive Thinking and Parallel Currencies

Homework Due: Web of Debt, Chapters 35 and 36 Wizards of Money 17 Caught Between a Dock and a Sweatshop Extra listening: Third Paradigm 43: Joy, Luck and the Religion of Prosperity Extra viewing: Democracy Now tribute to Yip Harburg … Continue reading

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The 1% Solution – NOT!

John writes, If you want to have something to put the current Federal budget posturing into perspective, I recommend Chapter 17: “Wright Patman Exposes the Money Machine.” I looked at the¬†Wikipedia entry for Patman and it mentions nothing about his … Continue reading

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Glocal Economics 6: Alternatives to the Money Machine

Homework Due: Reading: Web of Debt, Chapters 11, 12 & 13 Video: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger or the audio:¬†Redefining Poverty: Needs and the Spirit Level. Audio: Wizards of Money 6: Democratizing the Monetary System. Write down two criticisms … Continue reading

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Hours and Yours

This is an excellent interview of Paul Glover, the inventor of the Ithaca Hours, in the e-zine Reality Sandwich. It’s a remarkably well-thought out design. One of the problems I’ve considered with a community currency is that grocers would be, … Continue reading

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