The Summer School Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (Vienna, July 27 – August 14, 2016, 5 ECTS, completely in English) is open to students of all fields and offers alternatives to the processes that are putting strains on our economic and eco-social boundaries. In addition to classic and new concepts from the field of economics, […]

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A constant in the history of money is that every remedy is reliably a source of new abuse. John Kenneth Galbraith, Money: whence it came, where it went For as long as money has existed in its two most popular forms – either as debt-based accounting systems or as notes and coins – it has […]

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Three common Misconceptions Three threatening Results Three possible Solutions In this 2013 presentation late Prof Margrit Kennedy describes three misconceptions most people hold about money; the results of these misconceptions, and thirdly offers three possible solutions in terms of monetary innovations. What is money? Let’s take the good news first. Money is one of the […]

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Mutual Aid Networks (MAN) is a US based initiative with global reach. Its mission is “To create means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community.” MAN is a natural evolution from twenty years of local economic development work in Wisconsin, beginning with the local […]

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Positive Money describes itself as “the UK branch of a global movement to democratise money so that it works for society and not against it.” It was started by blogger and author Ben Dyson in the wake of the finance crisis of 2008.  There were two or three fringe groups campaigning for monetary reform in […]

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These 6 videos have been created and published by the Positive Money Campaign, UK: http://positivemoney.org Part 1: Misconceptions Around Banking Mit dem Laden des Videos akzeptieren Sie die Datenschutzerklärung von YouTube.Mehr erfahren Video laden YouTube immer entsperren Before we discover how banks really work, and how money is created, first to clear up any confusion, […]

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For most of us, ‘currency’ automatically means ‘legal tender’ currency, for example the Dollar or Pound, which we use every day. Running in parallel with this ‘normal’ money there are also many forms of so-called complementary currencies, which complement the national currency without trying to replace it: Regional currencies, Customer Loyalty Programs, Business to Business […]

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