We are at a junction in time where the existing economic system is no longer suitable for taking us further as a civilization. In the history of mankind, monetary systems have failed, and given rise to new systems, which have worked for a few generations until they eventually fail. If you don’t agree that ours is failing us, you cannot disagree that the crash in 2008 demonstrated how fragile it is.
We also know that there are alternative ways of thinking about ‘what money is’ and ‘what it is for’ that are more in communities’ interests than the dependence on a single currency.
Complementary currencies are sprouting up everywhere…..We too can take control of our means of exchange, and they don’t have to be as volatile as Bitcoin. By taking ownership of their means of exchange communities are empowered to make that exchange work to meet their own needs. In the case of Bitcoin, the community of developers have either created something that will revolutionise how we exchange our goods and services, or a speculative asset bubble – the point we are making is that the Bitcoin community has taken control out of government and corporate hands. We too can take control of our means of exchange, and they don’t have to be as volatile as Bitcoin.
Over the next few years we will be designing and developing complementary currencies to meet our communities’ needs. These include :
If you would like to join us developing these, please get in touch.
If you would like to learn more, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we are always posting information about complementary currencies. Our video wall also contains lots of relevant videos about money.
You also might be surprised how old our existing fractional reserve monetary system is, and how many financial crises there have been in the last 100 years… we will leave you to do your own research and draw your own conclusions on that one.