Currency

Indian street youth develop their own banking system

Interesting to see how these kids set up their own support system and are so responsible! Very impressive example 🙂

Seedstock – Currency for a more connected, sustainable and happier future

Seedstock – Currency for a more connected, sustainable and happier future

Dear allies for a more connected, sustainable and happier future, It may not quite feel like it at the moment, but summer is inching closer by the day, and so too is the day when Vancouver will have it's first community currency at last! The Seedstock team has been hard at work over the last ...

Muffin Exchange – Changing the World One Muffin at a Time

Muffin Exchange – Changing the World One Muffin at a Time

A short film about a pay-it-forward gift exchange muffin man who bicycles around Madison, WI, giving people muffins only in exchange for asking them to do something to better the world off his top 10 list. ...

SeedStock – Vancouver’s Community Currency

SeedStock – Vancouver’s Community Currency

Seedstock Seedbomb! from agorabora on Vimeo. Seedstock, is a community currency for Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We believe that community currencies can improve the connectedness of communities, support local, independent businesses, encourage a more vibrant and diverse local economy while ge ...

Rethink the Concept of Banks and Currencies

Rethink the Concept of Banks and Currencies

There is a growing movement in North America towards public banking and debt free money, spearheaded by Ellen Brown and Bill Still. We have posted several articles and videos on this topic here. Vancouver has it's own project to develop a community currency called SeedStock --you can get involve ...

A lesson in banking practices from young Victoria Grant

A lesson in banking practices from young Victoria Grant

Victoria Grant is a 12-year-old Canadian. Her father and she discovered that the debt money system was what was wrong with the Canadian economy and decided to do something about it. She recites this from memory at the First Annual Public Banking Conference in Philadelphia, April 27-28, 2012. ...

Indentured Servitude for Seniors: Social Security Garnished for Student Debts

Indentured Servitude for Seniors: Social Security Garnished for Student Debts

Source: Nation of Change By Ellen Brown The Social Security program ... represents our commitment as a society to the belief that workers should not live in dread that a disability, death, or old age could leave them or their families destitute. -- President Jimmy Carter, December 20, 1977. ...

Oh Canada! Time to Bring Back Your Public Banking System.

Oh Canada! Time to Bring Back Your Public Banking System.

The following article is written by Ellen Brown author of "Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free." She is the leading champion of the public banking system and has been a lone voice on this issue for quite some time. Her book Web of Debt is fantastic an ...

Sacred Economics

Sacred Economics

Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein - A Short Film from Ian MacKenzie on Vimeo. Directed by Ian MacKenzie Produced by Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill, Ian MacKenzie Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system ha ...

Occupy Student Debt – Refuse to Pay

Occupy Student Debt – Refuse to Pay

I am very excited to see this movement. There is so much student debt in the US at the moment that even if a fraction of the students came together to stop paying their student debt it would have a huge effect on the economy. Those in debt actually have a huge power here and they are finally wising ...