Bernard Lietaer has been active in a wide variety of functions in the world of finance. At the Belgian Central Bank he was responsible for the introduction of the convergence mechanism for the single European currency system (ECU). After a period as president of the electronic payment system in Belgium he was cofounder and general […]

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John Rogers has been developing and promoting local and regional currencies since 1993. He was co-director of the Wales Institute for Community Currencies at the University of Newport and has written three books about regional currencies: The Map – How To Out Your Local Economy Local Money – What Difference Does It Make? People Money […]

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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Scheiper teaches economics and political economy at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt and was a member of the Advisory Board of the German Regional Economics Association. He writes this about himself: “The ‘fog around money’ also long prevented me from getting a clear view of the great flaws in our money […]

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Rolf Merten, born 1952, trained as a wholesale and export merchant, an economist and a psychologist. He took advanced training with the Bavarian Rural Medical Chamber in psychotherapy and pyschoanalysis, Gestalt therapy training in Berlin and at the Fritz Perls Institute in Düsseldorf, where he now teaches. Rolf has been the manager of the ‘Inselhaus […]

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The idea that each country should have one currency is so deeply rooted in people’s minds that the possibility of multiple and concurrent currencies seems unthinkable. Monetary systems contribute to problems of high unemployment and social distress during financial and economic crisis, so reforms to increase the responsiveness and flexibility of the monetary system can […]

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Jump directly to the following questions covered in this interview: Q 1 – Where does money come from? Q 2 – Is money neutral? Q 3 – Why is money scarce? Q 4 – Can this monetary system work sustainably? Q 5 – Does the financial system need growth? Q 6 – Why are you […]

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Jump directly to the following questions covered in this interview: Q 1 –   How did you start thinking about money? Q 2 –   Is your work on money-systems related to your personal experiences? Q 3 –   What did you expect when you started your research and what do you think about your findings today? Q […]

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Jump directly to the following questions covered in this interview: Q 1 –   How did you start thinking about money? Q 2 –   Is your work on money-systems related to your personal experiences? Q 3 –   What did you expect when you started your research and what do you think about your findings today? Q […]

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Jump directly to the following questions covered in this interview: Q 1 –   How did you start thinking about money? Q 2 –   Is your work on money-systems related to your personal experiences? Q 3 –   What did you expect when you started your research and what do you think about your findings today? Q […]

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Jump directly to the following questions covered in this interview: Q 1 –   How did you start thinking about money? Q 2 –   Is your work on money-systems related to your personal experiences? Q 3 –   What did you expect when you started your research and what do you think about your findings today? Q […]

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