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 …

Feb
16
2020
Matthew Slater

Coming together to build a new economy: Matthew Slater, barefoot economist and Credit Commons co-designer, Part 2

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Together we can build a new economy

In part 1 I described why a resilient economy needs be to separate from the failing capitalist juggernaut and that we need to start by finding new economic partners from without the Market. Read more …

Feb
15
2020
Matthew Slater

Starting from scratch: Matthew Slater, barefoot economist and Credit Commons co-designer, Part 1

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Perception dollar by Matthew Slater of XR and the Credit Commons Collective

Donald Trump recently derided Greta Thunberg and everyone pleading with government to heed environmental science as ‘doomsayers’. The more imminent peak oil or environmental collapse appear, the more intransigent our political system seems to be. Whatever the reasons for this, responsible citizens can only accomplish so much while the political and economic winds are blowing against them. Read more …

Jul
28
2019
Matthew Slater

How to build a global, moneyless, interest-free trading system: Matthew Slater of the Credit Commons Collective

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Matthew Slater: building a global moneyless trading system

Today I’m talking with Matthew Slater, author of the Credit Commons white paper – an idea to link together mutual credit schemes anywhere in the world to create a global, moneyless trading system. Read more …

Jun
30
2019
Matthew Slater

Will Facebook’s Libra coin conquer the world?

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Libra Association founding partners

In the wake of Facebook’s recent announcement, community currency engineer Matthew Slater asks if Libra coin is poised to conquer the world. Read more …

Jun
25
2019
Matthew Slater

Joining the dots of the climate crisis with Matthew Slater

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Climate crisis in action: the polar vortex in January 2019

Community currency engineer Matthew Slater shares his latest thoughts, joining the dots on the current climate crisis and what the near future may hold for human civilisation. Read more …

Jan
24
2019
Matthew Slater

UK Mutual Credit Network: register your interest

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Mutual credit means people can keep working if the economy crashes

Working alongside our partners at The Open Co-op, the Open Credit Network, a UK mutual credit network, is starting to win support from organisations like Goodmoney and Finance Lab. Matthew Slater shares how you can get involved.

Read more …

Sep
23
2018
Matthew Slater

How could we build a viable alternative to the current, bank-controlled money system? Interview with Matthew Slater of the Credit Commons Collective

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Collaborative credit - a viable alternative to the current money system?

This week we’re talking with Matthew Slater of the Credit Commons Collective, working to build a mutualist, credit-based alternative to the current money system. Read more …

Nov
26
2017
Matthew Slater

How much electricity does Bitcoin consume, and what are the alternatives?

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When an idea grows far beyond its original conception, develops its own culture, factions & internal dynamics, and through implementation compromises with the real world, it can become the very enemy of what it first espoused. Read more …

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