Chong Kee Tan, founder Bay Bucks

Repost: Money Without Exploitation: An Interview with Bay Bucks Founder Chong Kee Tan

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This is the second story in a series, “From the Ground Up,” chronicling community-level efforts to overcome economic insecurity and establish sustainable and just communities. A joint project of Occupy.com and Commonomics USA, the series features individuals and groups around the U.S. who are taking power into their own hands, in the service of others. In any given week you’ll …

Complementary Economics Foundation Launches New Website

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The Complementary Economics Foundation,(CEF) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at www.ce-fdn.org Please visit us and stay informed about our progress and the latest news! CEF is also establishing a News Station in partnership with leading sources that will include more up to date information, news and trends in the trade/barter industry and the complementary currency …

IRTA & UC – The Need For A Balanced Perspective Manager’s Choice

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LinkedIn Post on the “Think Barter” Group by Ron Whitney on December 3, 2014 Dear Ian: The IRTA Global Board of Directors and the managing body of Universal Currency, (The UC Committee), issued a report on October 4, 2014 that refutes Mr. Logie’s so-called GETS UC Audit Report, and concludes that UC is financially strong and setting trading and revenue …

The Crime of Alleviating Poverty: A Local Community Currency Battles the Central Bank of Kenya

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By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt This piece first appeared at Web of Debt. Complementary currencies can help eradicate poverty. Proving that may be difficult in complex economies, due to the high number of factors influencing outcomes. But in an African slum with little of the national currency available, supplying residents with an alternative currency has a positive effect that is …

Community Currency Under Attack

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An Informal Currency for Slum-Dwellers, or a Nefarious Separatist Plot? Nairobi | 06/18/2013 11:41am JASON PATINKIN | INFORMAL CITY DIALOGUES Bangla-Pesa notes, an alternate currency that helps stabilize slum-dwellers’ finances. Emma Onyango is a 40-year-old widow who supports eight children in a slum called Bangladesh near the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa. Only one child, a 14-year-old daughter, is hers. …

Building a More Resilient Economy with Bay Bucks

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Sergio Lub is walking me through the stockroom of his jewelry company’s headquarters in Martinez. All around the room, precious metal bracelets and rings nestle in cardboard boxes with labels like “Mardi Gras” and “Sage Bundle.” Lub’s been making and designing jewelry for over 30 years, but I’m not here to talk with him about that. I’m here to learn …

Kenyan Authorities Mistake a New Local Currency for a Separatist Movement

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They were in the wrong slum at the wrong time. Two weeks ago, members of a Kenyan non-profit group working to improve conditions in an impoverished settlement outside of Mombasa were arrested and thrown in jail. Their crime? Setting up a local currency for businesses in the slum—known as Bangladesh—to make the exchange of goods and services easier. The group, …