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Money : understanding and creating alternatives to legal tender

Author: Thomas H Greco
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., ©2001.
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Provides a road map on how to make alternatives to the "legal tender" work for individuals, communities, and local economies.

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Greco, Thomas H., 1936-
Money.
White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., ©2001
(DLC) 2001042155
(OCoLC)47177016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas H Greco
ISBN: 9781603581882 160358188X
OCLC Number: 948750999
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 295 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Monetary Realities and Official Illusions --
What's the Matter with Money? --
Symptoms of Disease --
Three Ways in Which Conventional Money Malfunctions --
How Money Is Created --
Sidebar: An Example of Money Creation --
Why There Is Never Enough Money --
How Money Is Misallocated --
How Money Pumps Wealth from the Poor to the Rich --
Sidebar: For Whom the Debt Tolls --
Community Currency and the New World Order --
Why Community Currencies? --
The New World Order --
Gaia Consciousness and Human Unity --
Correcting Past Errors --
The Power and Place of Money --
The Power Inherent in Money --
The Place of Money in Human Interaction --
The Body Economic --
What Is Money? --
The Essential Nature of Money --
The Exchange Process and the Purpose of Money --
Historical Forms of Money --
The Money Circuit --
Bank Credit Money and the Interest Burden --
The Disintegration of Local Economies --
Levers of Power, Then and Now --
The Evolution of Money --
Social Control through Control of Money and Finance --
Social Disintegration --
The End of Empires --
Money, Power, and the U.S. Constitution --
Measuring Value and Defining the Dollar --
The Consolidation of Money Power --
Restoring Local Economies --
Healthy Communities, Healthy World --
Two Fundamental Strategies --
Small (and Local) Is Beautiful --
How to Bring Money under Local Control --
Community Banking and the Liberation of Money --
The Role of Community Currencies --
Complementary Currencies, Past and Present --
A Brief History of Community Currencies and Private Exchange Systems --
Scrip of the Great Depression --
WIR: The Swiss Wirtschaftsring --
Legal Considerations --
Lessons Learned --
The Deflation Dilemma --
Railway Notes --
Sidebar: The "Constant" Currency of Ralph Borsodi --
An Early Proposal for a Credit Clearing System --
Global Finance, Inflation, and Local Currencies --
Why Central Governments and Central Banks Don't Like Local Currencies --
The Argentine Experience --
New Wave Pioneers --
Barter, Reciprocal Trade, and Mutual Credit --
Commercial "Barter" or Trade Exchanges --
LETS: Local Employment and Trading System --
The Berkshire Experiments --
Ithaca HOURS --
Service Credits and Time Dollars --
Update on the Pioneers --
Recent Models and Developments --
Tucson Traders --
The doMAK "Barter" Circle --
Toronto Dollars, "Money That Builds Community" --
Friendly Favors --
Equal Dollars (=$s) --
The Developing World Takes the Lead --
Monetary Transformation and Community Empowerment --
Currency Fundamentals --
Basis of Issue --
Regulation of the Amount of Exchange Media Supplied --
Power to Issue --
What Gives a Currency Credibility? --
Forms and Devices --
Mutual Credit: The Foundation for Community Currencies --
What Is Mutual Credit? --
How a Mutual Credit System Works --
Basic Steps in Organizing a Mutual Credit System --
Continuing Issues in Mutual Credit Systems --
Strategies for Enhancing Mutual Credit Systems and Gaining Acceptance --
Basic Currency Types: A Classification Scheme --
Different Breeds of Cat: Community Currencies Are Not All Created Equal --
Good Paper vs. Bad Paper --
Types of Currencies --
Sidebar: Harvey Bucks --
A Note on Interest --
Interest or Usury? --
Toward Better Forms of Exchange --
What about Charges on Credit Balances? --
Sidebar: A Story of Robinson Crusoe --
Medium of Exchange or Savings Medium? --
Conflicting Roles of Money --
Saving and Investment --
How Do We Save? --
Preventing Stagnation in Mutual Credit Systems --
Current Account vs. Capital Account --
Sidebar: Mutual Credit Loans: An Example --
Interest Revisited --
Basis of Issue Revisited --
Currency Design, Improvement, and Innovation --
Improving Local Currencies, or How to Make a Good Thing Better --
Gift Exchange vs. Reciprocal Exchange --
Money Is an IOU --
Basis of Issue --
Mutual Credit and Paper Notes --
Essential Differences between LETS and HOURS --
How HOURS Work --
Fish or Fowl? --
How Are Ithaca HOURS Issued? --
Adding a Capital Cushion --
Using Excess Business Capacity to Support Local Currency --
Combined Bases of Issue --
How to Design and Implement a Community Exchange System --
Summary Prescription --
Detailed Guidelines --
A Business-Based Community Currency --
Community Trading Coupons --
Currency Alternatives for Impersonal Markets --
Grain Banks and a Commodity-Based Currency --
Comparison to Conventional Money --
Good Money for Good Work --
Community Service Coupons --
Earth Rescue Receipts (ERRs) --
Sidebar: ERR Questions and Answers --
Funded Temporary Receipts (FTRs) --
Sidebar: FTR Questions and Answers --
Youth Employment Scrip (YES) --
The Youth Problem --
The Money Problem --
How Does the YES Program Work? --
Benefits of the YES Project --
Involving Local Businesses --
Program Participants and Agreements --
Sidebar: YES Questions and Answers --
Note on Banking as a Profession, and Its Reform --
Note on the Proper Basis of Issue for Currency, and the Means of Financing Capital Investments and Consumer Durables.
Responsibility: Thomas H. Greco, Jr. ; foreword by Vicki Robin.
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