Tag: Local currency

How I make money: by Tom Badley, Artist

How I make money: by Tom Badley, Artist

Published on October 18, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 5 Comments

Today we have a very welcome guest post from Tom Badley who is a currency designer at Sustainable Currencies. This is a pretty rare bread of individual with an intriguing insight into the design of money. Enjoy! …….. Tom: I’ve always loved to make money. I started in primary school, where I made a series of […]

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The top new players disrupting the banking system

The top new players disrupting the banking system

Published on September 9, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 2 Comments

I recently read an article called the “Top 10 New Players Competing with Banks“, which in part inspired me to write this, not least, as it’s clear to many that some new “players” are not just competing with the banks but redefining the playing field and promising to disrupt the banking system as whole.   […]

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Experimental currency in Sweden

Experimental currency in Sweden

Published on June 6, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 5 Comments

We’re very happy to have a guest blog post from Stephen Hinton (who is a member of Transition Sweden) about their experimental currency. It’s great to know that both Phil and Stephen attended some of the sessions at the REconomy Day  and Transition Network Conference including the complimentary currency session.     Does your local […]

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The amazing story of community currencies in Brazil: Interview

The amazing story of community currencies in Brazil: Interview

Published on April 19, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 7 Comments

When it comes to the great global transition to a better world some places are completely fascinating to observe. For example, Bhutan and its policies of Gross National Happiness or Germany and their spread of community renewables. Brazil’s story of community banks and currencies is also absolutely fascinating. This article is linked to another article titled The […]

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The new economy in Brazil: Through the eyes of a REconomist

The new economy in Brazil: Through the eyes of a REconomist

Published on April 19, 2013 in Blog, Energy, Finance, Food, Manufacturing with 4 Comments

I was very excited to be returning to Sao Paulo, Brazil and exploring it from a REconomy perspective. I lived there for 7 years during the 90’s and I know that pretty much anything is possible within the Brazilian economy.   For example, do you think that what happened in Cyprus was extreme? That’s child’s play! […]

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Have local currencies got it wrong?

Have local currencies got it wrong?

Published on July 25, 2012 in Blog, Finance with 38 Comments

Guest Post by Simon Carter who’s working with Transition in Tewkesbury                         Here in Tewkesbury I am very keen to introduce an alternative currency, but upon reflection I have no desire to name it the Tewkesbury Pound in the tradition of the Totnes Pound, the Stroud, Lewes or Brixton Pound & very soon now the Bristol […]

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