Writing for Roar magazine back in 2014, Jerome Roos pointed out that money is a social relation, not a real thing.
Articles: Alternative Currencies (114)
The basic idea of interest is simple. It’s a special type of rent.
Prosperity Parade, funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, includes eight tales about the new entrepreneurial spirit, where people are finding ways of kickstarting their local economic engines, often in very poor areas, and by doing so increasing their independence from central and local government.
I've given up on fixing the economy. The economy is not broken. It's simply unjust. There's a difference.
Global developments in finance and geopolitics are prompting a rethinking of the structure of banking and of the nature of money itself.
How could we create money to serve the 99%?
Mainstream money, largely because of the way it is issued, rented out and (mis)allocated into first use, is a primary driver of inequality, unfairnesses, poor productivity and environmental damage.
Austerity and "Grexits" are only going to result in more and more people getting triaged from the industrial economy and, no less, from such basics as food. The alternative? Gretaway!
Creating and maintaining a currency without any interaction with fiat is clearly a challenge. It’s like asking fish to reinvent water while they are swimming around in it.
In a deprived district of the small Belgian city of Ghent, the local Toreke coin reveals how big the transformative impact of alternative currency systems can be.