“Zero is where the real fun starts” is a think piece written for the TEESnet conference 2016 in Liverpool – by Katie Carr (CDEC) and myself. Download the article as part of the conference proceedings, pages 49-60, here. …from the introduction: In this paper, we propose that the dominance of quantifiable measurable phenomena over […]
This is the abstract of my May 2016 MIF conference contribution (Lyon, FR), the full document can be downloaded here. Since the financial crisis in 2008, complementary and community currencies have received unprecedented attention by the media, grassroots change agents and policy makers. However, money itself remains as elusive a phenomenon as water must […]
Designing, developing & delivering community currencies Written together with my New Economics Foundation colleagues Alice Martin and Duncan McCann. Money holds many mysteries. Where does it come from? How did it evolve? Who creates it and controls it? Why do we never seem to have enough? People Powered Money helps to unravel the mysteries behind […]
Community currencies achieving social, environmental and economic impact. Written with my NEF colleague Susan Steed. Download full PDF here. Since the financial crisis, interest in new types of money has surged. Projects like Bitcoin have hit the headlines as communities around the world experiment with their own currencies and methods of exchange. In this new […]
Validating and improving the Impact of Complementary Currency Systems through impact assessment frameworks by Christophe Place and Leander Bindewald Credibility and legitimacy are required to improve the design and implementation of complementary currency systems (CCS) and to engage with public institutions, while depending on sustained support from funders.
Evaluation the success of your community currency project. Written with my NEF colleague Susan Steed. Download the full PDF here. This handbook has been designed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), on behalf of the Community Currencies in Action (CCIA) EU Interreg IVB NWE Programme, project, to inspire community currency (CC) organisers and help them […]
An introduction to energy currencies and accounting. Written by my future NEF colleagues Josh Ryan-Collins and Tony Greeham, and my colleague in Berlin at the time Ludwig Schuster. Download the full PDF here. Modern interest-bearing bank-debt money creates the illusion of exponentially growing wealth and an unceasing demand for economic growth and/or inflation. In return, […]
Illustrating the distinction made beteen the terms “money” and “currency” in another article on this site, this Prezi-tation by Arthur Brock of the Metacurrency project offers a good segue into the next distinction of value and wealth: