Mar
29
2020
Dave Darby

Building the new economy: how to keep local economies trading in the economic slump caused by the coronavirus

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Posted Mar 29 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
We need each other to help keep local economies trading amid the coronavirus crisis

This is the last of six articles this week about how we can keep local economies afloat during the coming economic slump. There is already a scarcity of money, as the coronavirus crisis forces businesses to lay off workers, and sole traders to give up. But it will get much worse. How can we keep communities alive, and local economies trading when there’s no money around? Mutual credit can solve the problem of scarcity of money in the wake of the coronavirus. The Open Credit Network are building a mutual credit network for the UK. Read more …

Mar
25
2020
Tom Greco

The global money system: not the kind of ‘normality’ we should return to after the coronavirus crisis is over

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Posted Mar 25 2020 by Tom Greco of Beyond Money
Wall Street epicentre of the global money system

This is the fifth in a series of articles about how mutual credit can help us get through the economic problems caused by the corona virus. The main points to get across are:

  1. There’s going to be a shortage of money.
  2. Mutual credit is a moneyless trading system.

That’s it! Mutual credit can help local economies survive when there’s no money around.

Here Tom Greco describes the system that the financial elite will be pushing us to revert to after the coronavirus crisis is over. Read more …

Mar
24
2020
Geoff Turk

“Flat Earth” Money, and why there doesn’t have to be a global cashflow problem

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Posted Mar 24 2020 by Geoff Turk of the Open Credit Network
Does there really have to be a global cashflow problem?

This is the fourth in a series of articles about how mutual credit can help us get through the economic problems caused by the corona virus. The main points to get across are:

  1. There’s going to be a shortage of money.
  2. Mutual credit is a moneyless trading system.

That’s it! Mutual credit can help local economies survive when there’s no money around.

Here Geoff Turk asks why money has to be scarce, and why we can’t just exchange products and services with each other, without using money, that’s issued (as debt) and controlled by giant banks. Read more …

Mar
23
2020
Matthew Slater

The exchange medium for the coronavirus crisis: crypto or mutual credit?

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Exchange medium coronavirus crisis

This is the third in a series of articles about how mutual credit can help us get through the economic problems caused by the corona virus. The main points to get across are:

  1. There’s going to be a shortage of money.
  2. Mutual credit is a moneyless trading system.

That’s it! Mutual credit can help local economies survive when there’s no money around.

Matthew’s article goes deeper into the concept of mutual credit, and compares its potential to cryptocurrencies in an economic depression. Read more …

Mar
22
2020
Dil Green

Covid-19 Mutual Aid Groups should look to Mutual Credit for economic resilience

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Posted Mar 22 2020 by Dil Green of Lowimpact.org
Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK

This is the second in a series of articles this week about how mutual credit can help us get through the economic problems caused by the corona virus. The main points to get across are:

  1. There’s going to be a shortage of money.
  2. Mutual credit is a moneyless trading system.

That’s it! Mutual credit can help local economies survive when there’s no money around. Read more …

Mar
21
2020
Oliver Sylvester-Bradley

Mutual credit is a solution to the COVID-19 economic crisis

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Mutual credit and the COVID-19 economic crisis

This is the first in a series of articles over the next week or so about how mutual credit can help us get through the economic problems caused by the corona virus. The main points to get across are:

  1. There’s going to be a shortage of money.
  2. Mutual credit is a moneyless trading system.

That’s it! Mutual credit can help local economies survive when there’s no money around. Read more …

Mar
18
2020
Lauren Simpson

Small farms, big solutions: climate crisis prompts investment in future farming

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Future farming: lettuce growing at Fanfield Farm

There’s exciting news from the Ecological Land Cooperative as they launch a new community share offer, inviting you to make an investment in future farming. Read more …

Mar
15
2020
Dave Darby

What’s wrong with billionaires?

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Posted Mar 15 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Billionaires Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg

I came across a clip recently (see below) of a radio host filled with incredulity that someone might actually believe that the existence of billionaires is a bad thing. Surely any antipathy towards the super-wealthy must be based on envy or ideology? Don’t they create jobs? Aren’t they philanthropic? Don’t they pay a lot of tax? Aren’t they good role-models for our children? Read more …

Mar
11
2020
Monica King

It’s all systems go for Bridport Cohousing

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Posted Mar 11 2020 by Monica King of Bridport Cohousing

We’re delighted to share exciting news from the team behind Bridport Cohousing, who are now all set to build 53 affordable eco homes in the largest cohousing project of its kind in the UK. Read more …

Mar
8
2020
Chris Huskins

Small farms, land co-ops and mutual credit: Chris Huskins of Fanfield Farm, Part 2

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Posted Mar 8 2020 by Chris Huskins of Fanfield Farm
Chris Huskins and Emily Huskins of Fanfield Farm

This is Part 2 of a conversation between Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org / the Open Credit Network and Chris Huskins, a smallholder tenant of the Ecological Land Co-operative, starting a veg box scheme in East Sussex, building his own home, and looking to trade via mutual credit. Read more …

Mar
4
2020
Sarah Young

A guide to composting: methods for composting outdoors

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Posted Mar 4 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net

Are you ready to make compost in your back garden? From hot to cold composting and more besides, our friends at Ethical.net share how you can make the most of composting outdoors. Read more …

Mar
1
2020
Tom Greco

Local currencies: what works, what doesn’t

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Posted Mar 1 2020 by Tom Greco of Beyond Money
Brixton Pound : one of numerous local currencies in the UK

Thomas H. Greco, Jr., author of The End of Money and the Future of Civilization, shares just some of his wealth of knowledge about what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to local currencies. Read more …

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