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Grace Rachmany: comparing ideas for a moneyless economy, Part 2

Part 2 of an interview with Grace Rachmany, of DAO Leadership and Voice of Humanity. She has some very interesting ideas around currency design and building a new economy based on community / reputation. As with all our interviewees, we think you’ll be interested in her ideas, and what she’s up to. Read more

Review of Brett Scott’s ‘Cloud Money’

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 25-May-2022 | 0

Review of Brett Scott’s ‘Cloud Money’, a ‘convoluted payments circuitry, tied together by institutions you cannot see, but who can see you’. Read more

Grace Rachmany: comparing ideas for a moneyless economy

eas around currency design and building a new economy based on community / reputation. As with all our interviewees, we think you’ll be interested in her ideas, and what she’s up to. Read more

How the state favours big business and causes inflation with ‘Quantitative Sleazing’

A new essay on the economics of the pandemic suggests that the recent inflation is a sign that that failure is accelerating towards us. It’s an important reminder for us to ask ourselves how ready we are to both cope and help others in a crumbling economy. Read more

Mutual Credit Services – keeping communities alive after COVID: Investment, saving & location

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 20-Mar-2022 | 1

Mutual Credit Services (MCS), whose mission is to help build local mutual credit ‘clubs’ in the UK and overseas, and to link them together to form a global moneyless trading network – the ‘Credit Commons’. Here we’re looking at savings and investments in a mutual credit world, as well as the importance of physical location. Read more

Mutual Credit Services – keeping communities alive after COVID: Community groups & individuals

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 13-Mar-2022 | 0

This is the fifth in a series of articles looking at the development of Mutual Credit Services (MCS), whose mission is to help build local mutual credit ‘clubs’ in the UK and overseas, and to link them together to form a global moneyless trading network – the ‘Credit Commons’. Here we’re looking at community groups and individual consumers. Read more

Mutual Credit Services – keeping communities alive after COVID: Local authorities & anchor institutions

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 06-Mar-2022 | 2

This is the fourth in a series of articles looking at the development of Mutual Credit Services (MCS), whose mission is to help build local mutual credit ‘clubs’ in the UK and overseas, and to link them together to form a global moneyless trading network – the ‘Credit Commons’. Here we’re looking at local authorities and anchor institutions Read more

Mutual Credit Services – keeping communities alive after COVID: Trade Credit Clubs and credit clearing

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 27-Feb-2022 | 0

Third in a series of articles looking at the development of Mutual Credit Services (MCS), whose mission is to help build local mutual credit ‘clubs’ in the UK and overseas, and to link them together to form a global moneyless trading network – the ‘Credit Commons’. Read more

Mutual Credit Services – keeping communities alive after COVID: explaining the Credit Commons Protocol

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 20-Feb-2022 | 0

of Mutual Credit Services (MCS), whose mission is to help build local mutual credit ‘clubs’ in the UK and overseas, and to link them together in a global trading network. Here we provide a basic explanation of the Credit Commons Protocol. Read more

Mutual Credit Services – keeping communities alive after COVID: introduction

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 13-Feb-2022 | 2

Members of the Lowimpact.org co-op are involved with Mutual Credit Services (MCS), whose mission is to help build local mutual credit ‘clubs’ in the UK and overseas, and to link them together in a global trading network. We’re often asked about the current state of play, and so we’ve put together a series of 6 articles to explain what progress we’ve made. Read more

Is money the root of all evil? Shaun Chamberlin Part 2

This is Part 2 of a conversation with Shaun Chamberlin (Part 1 is here). Shaun left the board of the Ecological Land Co-op as I joined. He’s been involved with the Transition Network – he wrote the Transition Timeline. His website is Dark Optimism. He took on the work of David Fleming after his death,… Continue reading Is money the root of all evil? Shaun Chamberlin Part 2 Read more

Happy new economy in 2022

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 02-Jan-2022 | 2

This is a 2022 New Year’s message to everyone I know, or who uses this website, reads our blog and/or watches our videos. I’m an optimist. Eventually, I think we can turn things around. And even if we can’t, if we help the people in our network to do what they do, at the very… Continue reading Happy new economy in 2022 Read more

Explaining mutual credit to small business owners

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 14-Nov-2021 | 0

At Lowimpact.org, we’ve been banging on about something called ‘mutual credit’ for about 3 or 4 years now – constantly trying to think of ways to explain it that can be grasped really quickly. We think it really is a world-changing idea – in that it can help keep wealth in communities, keep small businesses… Continue reading Explaining mutual credit to small business owners Read more

Does ‘system change’ advocacy mean ‘anti-capitalism’?

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 17-Oct-2021 | 13

What I mean by system change is system replacement, rather than system tweaking (aka ‘prolonging the agony’). This raises (not begs – please, not begs) three questions: Read more

Craft production, prices and mutual credit: weaving

Eloise Sentito of These Isles | 10-Oct-2021 | 4

This is the third and final part of an interview with weaver and mutual credit enthusiast Eloise Sentito of These Isles, in which we talk about the prices of craft produce, and how mutual credit can help. Part 1 contained advice for anyone considering a career as a weaver, and part 2 was about the… Continue reading Craft production, prices and mutual credit: weaving Read more

Community energy, mutual credit and the mutualist economy

Jon Halle of Sharenergy | 18-Jul-2021 | 0

This is the third part of an interview with Jon Halle of Sharenergy, about the prospects for keeping energy production local and mutualised. Here we talk about community energy, mutual credit and mutualisation of the economy. Read more

How ‘chamas’ and mutual credit are changing Africa: Shaila Agha of the Sarafu Network

Today I’m talking with Shaila Agha of the Sarafu Network about ‘chamas’ and mutual credit, and how they’re changing Africa. Read more

A brief history of money

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 06-Jun-2021 | 7

Here’s a quick and dirty history of money. Since I’ve been involved in the mutual credit world, I’ve been reading various ‘history of money’ texts, and so I thought I’d organise the notes I’ve taken into a blog article. It’s a half-hour read, to accompany our new ‘Low-impact money’ topic, and I think it gives… Continue reading A brief history of money Read more

Join our presentation: the Credit Commons protocol – tech agnostic, low-friction transactions for all

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 26-May-2021 | 7

You’re invited to join our presentation on the ‘Credit Commons’ – a protocol to connect and unite mutual credit groups globally – on Friday 4 June from 4-5.30pm. Sign up here. Read more

The new Open Money exchange system: Michael Linton, founder of LETSystems

Michael Linton of Open Money | 16-May-2021 | 2

This is Part 2 of a conversation with Michael Linton – founder of LETS, the moneyless exchange system. In Part 1 we talked about LETSystems and why it didn’t grow in the way Michael would have liked, and in Part 2 we’re going to talk about his new idea – Open Money. Read more

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The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

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