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Money Without Exploitation

Writing for Roar magazine back in 2014, Jerome Roos pointed out that money is a social relation, not a real thing.

The Strange Idea of Negative Interest

The basic idea of interest is simple. It’s a special type of rent.

Telling the Story of the Bristol Pound

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.

Fork the Economy

I've given up on fixing the economy. The economy is not broken. It's simply unjust. There's a difference.

Reinventing Banking: From Russia to Iceland to Ecuador

Global developments in finance and geopolitics are prompting a rethinking of the structure of banking and of the nature of money itself.

Will the ScotPound Succeed as a Parallel Currency?

How could we create money to serve the 99%?

Is Localism a Sufficient focus for Intentional Currencies?

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.

Peak Oil Ass-Backwards: Forget Austerity and Grexit – it's Time for a Gretaway!

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!

New Currencies and their Relationship with Fiat Currency

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.

The Other Side of the Coin

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.

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