October 2008

A Plan for Hard Times: Print Cash

NEWSWEEK - Tony Dokoupill - When money is scarce or stops flowing, alternative currencies can keep a local economy afloat. They convert time, skills, and other resources into wealth, and keep resources circulating among community members so there is greater demand for local businesses' goods and services.

When the Money Isn't Flowing: Invest Your Own Currency

Changemakers - Arin Farrington - How would you like to be able to move house—packing, transportation, cleaning, moving materials removal, and gardening included—without spending a dollar? If you lived in New South Wales, Australia, you could use shells, issued in points, to pay for everything but the gardening, which you would pay for with time.