Category Archives: The Nature of Money

About Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS) and Complementary Currencies (CC’s)

Sustainable Communities as Holons

From John Robb’s Global Guerrillas blog… HOLONS AND ECONOMIC RESILIENCE Here’s an excellent parable from Herbert Simon that may help you get your head around how holonic theory works (and why it is useful): Suppose each watch consists of 1000 … Continue reading

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Slow Money

Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered Could there ever be an alternative stock exchange dedicated to slow, small, and local? Could a million American families get their food from CSAs? What … Continue reading

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Biophysical Economics

Biophysical Economics: From Physiocracy to Ecological Economics and Industrial Ecology This paper explains why sustainability is not possible under the fractional reserve banking system, or within the framework of current economic theory.  In short, this system — as with ponzi … Continue reading

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