This is a site about money: not the usual kind of pounds or dollars, but new kinds conjured maybe out of the imagination of the people who need to use it, but which are concrete enough to change the our disastrous dependence on a wildly fluctuating global economic system. Alternative currencies can be LETS, time dollars, hours or shares. They can be inflation-proof and interest-free. And we can all create them: we don't have to wait around for the banks or governments. Welcome to the debate: let me know what you think!
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Funny Money: In search of alternative cash, by
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