I’ve been harping about local currencyfor a while . Yes, it is an ivory tower type idea which doesn’t work well, and can’t compete very well with the dominant currency. It is not our savior, just as “Obama” and mere hope is not our savior.
Money causes problems. It enables loan sharking, bribery, extraction of “capital” from a community, and makes many of us work wage slave jobs. Local money would still be money. And few people would accept it.
As of today, I will no longer push for this idea. It’s a dead end.
Better idea: NO money. Trade goods via barter instead.. Trade whatever you have for what you want…
Our enemy is money. We should rely on the earth, gifting of essential goods/services and personal relationships instead. These will make us all stronger.
I’ve seen the phrase “trust is the only real currency.” To that I would add, the things we really need to survive — water, food, clothes, shelter, security — are also real currency.
- Air – required
- Water – required
- Food – required
- Security – nice to have
- Clothes/Shelter – optional, nice to have
- Relationships – semi optional, great to have
Are you with me?
When money is worthless and your credit card / home equity line are shot to hell, personal relationships and the land are all you have left. Build those up now and at the very least, you’ll have a healthier life.