'People Money - the Promise of Regional Currencies'
tells the stories of 14 leading local currency systems from around the world. It is a refreshing dose of positive good news and sanity in a time that is dominated by news of financial crisis and breakdown. The alternatives are real and are happening now. You can help them to grow!
Margrit Kennedy and Bernard Lietaer have teamed up with John Rogers to produce the first English edition of their best-selling German book (2004) on regional currencies, coming out from Triarchy Press in England on 5th July 2012:
is an architect, an ecologist, a financial expert and a critic of the prevailing economic system. As a Professor she headed the department of "Technological Advancement and Resource Efficient Construction" at the University of Hannover's architecture school. As early as 1982 she recognized that the broader application of ecological principals was inhibited by fundamental flaws in the monetary system, especially the consistent need for economic growth resulting from interest and compound interest.
Through her continuous research and scrutiny she became an expert on the subject, working on practical solutions for essential Problems:
How can we create a sustainable monetary system?
What characterizes monetary systems which do not collapse repeatedly and which serve us rather than control us?
Where can we find examples of well-working monetary systems in the past and present?