Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies

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New Society Publishers, Jun 1, 2011 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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Contents

What is Wealth?
3
Crash and Burn Economics
15
Community Capitalism
43
The Possibility of Sufficiency and Abundance
55
Examples of Complementary Currencies
71
Building Equity
73
Growing Intelligence
79
The Creative Economy
91
Eating Money
143
Making it Happen
159
Intentional Cities
161
A Tale of Three Cities
181
Toward a Monetary Democracy
207
The Community Currency Howto Manual
217
Resources
239
Notes
243

Exchanging Ecologies
101
Minding the Communitys Business
111
Putting the Care Back in Healthcare
121
Honoring Our Elders Caring for Children
133
Index
259
About the Authors
268
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Gwendolyn Hallsmith is the Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Montpelier and the founder and director of Global Community Initiatives. She is an international specialist on sustainable community development with 2 decades of experience working with government at all levels. Gwendolyn is also the author of several well-known books including The Key to Sustainable Cities.

Bernard Lietaer is the world’s leading authority on complementary currencies. He was instrumental in the development of the single European currency and is the co-founder of ACCESS Foundation, an educational non-profit organization whose goal is the re-alignment of sustainability and global financial interests. The author of The Future of Money and Of Human Wealth, Bernard has been a monetary consultant on four continents for clients ranging from multinational corporations to developing countries.