Verursachen Fehler in unserem Geldsystem immer wieder Finanzkrisen? Systemkritische Fragen blieben in der Finanzkrise bislang unterbelichtet. Der neue Film »Fehler im Geldsystem?« zeigt in 7 ½ Minuten in anschaulichen Grafiken welche Folgen Zins und Zinseszins in der Finanzwirtschaft haben und wie systematisch von der großen Mehrheit der Bevölkerung zu den Vermögenden umverteilt wird.

Das Video wurde als Einspielfilm für Vorträge konzipiert und endet deshalb mit der Frage: „Wie können wir es besser machen?“, die anschließend diskutiert werden kann.

Dieses Video kann kostenlos auf der Vimeo Webseite heruntergeladen werden.

Regiogeld oder auch Regionalgeld ist ein relativ junges Phänomen in der Ökonomie. Seitdem im Jahr 2003 der Chiemgauer am Chiemsee gestartet ist, hat das Projekt zahlreiche Nachahmer gefunden und die Vorstellungen davon, wie Geld funktionieren kann, enorm bereichert. Was ist Regiogeld? Mit welchem Hintergrund wird es eingesetzt?

Quelle: Regionalentwicklung.de

In der Diskussion um die Griechenland-Krise wurde das Video auch von der Deutschen Welle erwähnt.

15.10.2010 Bericht über die Bremer Regionalwährung, den Roland (ca. 6 min)

Alternativen in der Währungskrise: Regionalwährungen. In Bremen gibt es z.B. eine Regionalwährung, den Roland, als 2. Währung neben dem Euro. Der Film zeigt wie es funktioniert.

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.

These 6 videos have been created and published by the Positive Money Campaign, UK: http://positivemoney.org

Part 1: Misconceptions Around Banking

Before we discover how banks really work, and how money is created, first to clear up any confusion, we need to see what’s wrong about the way that most people think banks work.

 

Most students and graduates get taught about something called the ‘money multiplier’. In this video we’ll show that it’s an inaccurate and outdated way of describing how the banking system works.

 

See how commercial banks can create money through the accounting process they use when they make loans, how banks make payments between each other using specially created central bank money, if the Bank of England really can control how much money is in the economy …and more.

 

What actually limits how much money the banks can create? Reserve ratios, Liquidity ratios, Capital Adequacy Ratios and/or the Basel accords? Explained in an easy to understand way.

 

You might hear some people say that “Banks don’t create money – they just create credit”. This response often comes from civil servants and people trying to deny that banks now create the nation’s entire money supply. So let us show you why the numbers that banks create are money, and not just ‘credit’.

 

Remember how new money is created when a bank makes a loan? Well, when someone repays the loan, the opposite process happens, and money is actually destroyed. It effectively disappears from the economy entirely. This video explains how.

 

These seven videos have been created and published by the Positive Money Campaign, UK: http://positivemoney.org

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