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Alternatives: Community Owned Banks, Local Currencies and More
April 9, 2011, 9:20 am
Filed under: activism, alternatives, collapse, community, economy, politics, resistance

Ithaca Hours: An Interview with Paul Glover

JOURNAL: Alternative Currencies

The Local Exchange Trading System (LETSystem) Design Manual

Local Money: How to Make It Happen in Your Community – Introduction by Rob Hopkins

An Interview Introducing and Exploring Parecon

Participatory economics, or parecon, came mainly from the cumulative struggles of diverse populations trying to win liberation from capitalism. Parecon owes, in particular, to the anarchist and the libertarian socialist heritage, to the most recent experiences of the New Left of the Sixties, but also to every historical uprising and project aimed at eliminating class rule from the beginning to the present. It has learned from successes and from failures.

Video Portland, Maine: Community Currency – Swapping Ditch-Digging for Legal Services

Update on “inchvesting” in Detroit

LATIN AMERICA: Community Currencies Offer Refuge from Economic Forces

Vision: Time for a New Theory of Money

We as a community can create our own credit, without having to engage in the sort of impossible pyramid scheme in which we’re always borrowing from Peter to pay Paul.

How to Print Your Own Money, Build Community & Not Get Arrested by the Feds

Community bonds: A social finance innovation

A Vision For State-Owned Banking in Wisconsin

Start a Neighborhood Time Bank to Help Out on DIY Projects, Get to Know Your Neighbors [Community]

Oregon State Bank Proposed: Backed by the full faith and credit of…us

Videos: Local Currencies – Replacing Scarcity with Trust

The Growing Movement for Publicly Owned Banks

Campaigning for State-Owned Banks

Solution to the Credit Crisis? The Campaign for State-owned Banks

An Alt Currency that even the IRS Could Love

Real Community Investment – A State-Owned Bank for Maryland

You might rightly be wondering where this idea came from and if it’s feasible.  North Dakota, the only state in the country with budget surpluses and a booming economy, has had such a bank for 90 years and is a primary reason why the state is in such good fiscal shape.  North Dakota has the approximate population of Baltimore city – 600,000.  Over the last 10 years, their state bank has returned a third of a billion dollars back to the state’s general fund to offset taxes and help with funding public sector needs and that’s in addition to its lending.

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