Slides of the keynote presentation at EPP2016, Copenhagen Business School, can be found here.

 

A 10min video by the NGO for regional development www.Regionalentwicklung.de
What are regional currencies? Regional/local currencies are a relatively new phenomenon in economy. Since in 2003 the „Chiemgauer“, a local currency at the lake Chiemsee (Germany) started off, the project has inspired many similar projects, and enriched the ideas about how money can function a lot. Regional currencies are a medium of exchange designed for a certain region, which are used in addition to the currency of the country.

Those who would like to understand how money works and in which way it influences our lives, should ask Margrit Kennedy. Through her books and lectures she uncovers a fundamental flaw in our money system, that creates social injustice and an explosive growth dynamic. Kennedy describes a possible way out of the risk prone monopoly of todays money system: the intro­duction of a variety of complementary currenci­es that can be designed to serve specific purpo­ses, similar to the principle of diversity in nature. In a very personal way, she speaks about her odyssey through the world of money and about successful experiments, that could inspire us to prevent financial crises in the future.

Bernard Lietear, economist, central banker, psychologist, author and money designer, gives a vivid account of todays money sy­stem crisis – and what do to about changing it to serve us better.

Lietaer talks about the four powerful human-created mega-trends that he ex­pects to converge within ten years and that will need to be resolved within twenty years: Climate change and biodiversity extinc­tion, age wave, information revolution and monetary instability. His conclusion: we will experience as much change in conscious­ ness within twenty years as over the past 5000 years.

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 interested in monetary-systems?
Q 7 – Do we have just one monetary system at the moment? Like a monopoly?
Q 8 – What would you propose regarding the monetary system?
Q 9 – Are there alternatives to the current monetary system?
Q 10 – Why is there this speechlessness about money-topics?
Q 11a – What kind of behaviour does our money-system create between people?
Q 11b – Does the scarcity of money harm only the poor people?
Q 11c – What does money do to people and their relationships?
Q 12 – How did you discover complementary currencies?
Q 13 – Did the knowledge of complementary currencies effect your life?
Q 14 – What do you think your co-author Margrit Kennedy achieved in regard to monetary systems?
Q 15 – Are there changes to this financial system?
Q 16 – What do you think about internet-based currencies like Bitcoin and the new technology Blockchain?
Q 17 – You observed the global financial development for decades. What do you conclude from your experience?
Q 18 – Where do you see practical progress concerning complementary currencies?
Q 19 – What would you propose for countries which are in Euro-crisis like Greece?
Q 20 – If you were in power, what would you do?
Q 21 – What do you think about the Euro?
Q 22 – For which task do we need the Euro?
Q 23 – Could a currency have influence on the question of war or peace?
Q 24 – Are there „currency-wars“ or wars because of currencies?
Q 25 – Does the money-system polarize?
Q 26 – Can a national lead-currency deprive other currencies and nations?
Q 27 – What is the motivation for your work?
Q 28 – Do you like to give a message to the next generation?

Wer verstehen will, wie Geld funktioniert und in welcher Weise es unser Leben beeinflusst, sollte Margrit Kennedy fragen. Mit ihren Bü­chern und Vorträgen deckt sie systematische Fehler unseres Geldsystems auf. Als Ausweg aus dem krisenanfälligen Monopolgeld beschreibt Kennedy die Einführung einer Vielfalt von komplementären Geldsystemen, die für spezielle Zwecke entworfen werden können, ähnlich dem Prinzip der Vielfalt in der Natur. Auf sehr persönliche Weise erzählt sie von ihrer eigenen Spurensuche in der Finanzwelt und berichtet von erfolgreichen Geldexperimenten, mit denen man in Zu­kunft Finanzkrisen vermeiden kann.

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Der Wirtschaftsdenker, Zentralbanker, Psy­chologe, Autor und Währungs-Designer Bernard Lietaer beschwört in eindringlichen Bildern die aktuelle Geldsystemkrise – und wie wir ihr entkommen können.weiter

„Geld & Leben“ ist ein inspirierender Dokumentarfilm von Katie Teague für den sie über 40 Experten zum Thema Geld interviewt hat. Sie stellt darin unter anderem die Frage, ob man die globale Finanzkrise vielleicht auch als einzigartige Chance für Veränderung betrachten kann. Es werden nicht nur Zusammenhänge vermittelt, um die gegenwärtigen Situation besser zu verstehen, sondern der Film geht auch auf neue Lösungsansätze ein und vermittelt somit Hoffnung auf konstruktive Lösungen.

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