You don't have to participate in a local currency or service exchange to be part of the cooperative gift economy. Any time you do a favor for a family member, neighbor, colleague, or stranger you're part of it. Here are some ways you can spend time in the gift economy, where you'll find fun, freedom, and connection.
Money: Print your Own!
Frances Moore Lappe and Paul Du Bois, co-founders of the Center for Living Democracy, write a regular column on democracy in action for YES!
Carl Frankel finds some developers are building green, even when they don't know who the future occupants will be
In His Own Words
There are much better ways to design money, says writer and monetary innovator, Thomas H. Greco
Trends, news bites, and other indicators of a challenging, spinning, changing world
Instead of creating wealth, our money system is depleting our real wealth: our communities, ecosystems, and productive infrastructure
Few people have worked in and on the money system in as many different capacities as Bernard Lietaer. He spent five years at the Central Bank in Belgium, and he was president of Belgium's Electronic Payment System.
Money can be designed to enhance community, integrity, equity and sustainability - or it can do the opposite. The money-makers in this story created various kinds of local currency- and you can, too!
Going green has challenged the ingenuity of CEO Ray Anderson - but he wouldn't have it any other way, says Donella Meadows
Money that builds connection
A southern African brewery spawns a chicken farm, a fish farm, a mushroom plantation, a Spirulina plantation, an earthworm farm, jobs, and hope
A former commander of the US nuclear forces is calling for a drastic reassessment of the moral, ethical, and practical implications of nuclear weapons
Weaving possibilities for a New Era
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