Back in May 2003 we started a wiki to ‘discuss monetary reform and democracy [https://web.archive.org/web/20030613112808/https://wiki.uniteddiversity.com/uniteddiversity] ‘, and I just posted Positive Money’s Banking 101 video course [https://uniteddiversity.coop/2013/08/01/banking-101-how-money-and-banking-actually-works/] , probably the best introduction to how money
This great little collection of videos is the clearest and most authoritative introduction to exactly how the monetary and banking system in the UK actually works. It is based on the excellent book ‘Where Does Money Come From [https://www.neweconomics.org/publications/entry/where-does-money-come-from]?’ published by the Positive Money
The WIR Bank [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WIR_Bank] in Switzerland has been successfully running for over 60 years. It was started in the 1930s in response to the great economic crises of the time. Studies have shown [https://library.uniteddiversity.coop/Money_and_Economics/Community_Currencies/WIR] that
The Co-opreative News [https://www.thenews.coop/] has reported [https://www.thenews.coop/article/financial-co-operatives-safe-bet-crisis] news about a study by the International Labour Organization [https://www.ilo.org/] calledResilience in a downturn: The power of financial cooperatives [https://www.ilo.org/empent/Publications/WCMS_207768/lang--en/index.htm]. You can
The last version of this film we posted [/must-see-film-inside-job-with-spanish-subtitles/] has since been removed so here it is again (this time with Greek subtitles). It is an important film well worth watching. You can also watch (and download) it on vimeo [https://vimeo.com/23086688], or download it via bittorrent [https:
The Money Fix [https://www.themoneyfix.org/], another must see documentary about money and the banking system. > “Money is at the intersection of nearly every aspect of modern life. Most of us take the monetary system for granted, but it has a profound and largely misunderstood influence on our lives.
> How to best transcend the current economic mess? Put Jeff Bezos, Pierre Omidyar, Elon Musk, Tim O’Reilly, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Nathan Myhrvold, and Danny Hillis in a room somewhere and don’t let them out until they have framed a new, massively-distributed financial system, founded on sound, open,
Photo by ThinkPanama [https://www.flickr.com/photos/23065375@N05/2247354638/] Almost ten months ago I launched Spot.Us via a Knight Foundation grant [https://newschallenge.org/winner/2008/spot-us] which is trying to pioneer “community funded reporting,” the act of distributing the cost of hiring an investigative journalist. In
A new study shows that people will pay more for walkable neighborhoods. You may have already heard of Walk Score [https://www.worldchanging.com/archives/008231.html] — an endlessly entertaining Internet tool that lets people discover how pedestrian-friendly their neighborhood is. Walk Score ranks neighborhood “walkability” based on the mix
INFORMATION EXTRACTED FROM ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN URUGUAY, APRIL 2009 The Executive Power prepares details for a new system of payment which will be adopted to stimulate micro and small businesses. In two months, the government will release a new way of payment, a transaction network, which will allow micro and
I like Mamading [https://evangineer.agoraworx.com/blog/entries.html]‘s quotes [https://quotessence.agoraworx.com/] website Quotessence [https://quotessence.agoraworx.com/]. I’ve already pointed him at Dancing with Systems [https://uniteddiversity.com/dancing-with-systems/] and Permaculture Principles [https://uniteddiversity.com/permaculture-principles/], encouraging him to include the wisdom they contain.
In America’s earliest days, there were barn-raising parties in which neighbors helped each other build up their farms. Today, in some churches, there are debt liquidation revivals in which parishioners chip in to free each other from growing credit card debts that are driving American families to bankruptcy and
This is part 3 of the original Zeitgeist Movie [https://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/] (see some of my thoughts on that here [https://uniteddiversity.com/zeitgeist-addendum/]), all about money [https://uniteddiversity.com/money/], banking [https://uniteddiversity.com/tag/banking/] and the Federal Reserve in the US.
Here you will find links to all the great money resources on this site 🙂 Basic Info: * Money Today [https://uniteddiversity.com/money-today/] * A Brief History of Money [https://uniteddiversity.com/a-brief-history-of-money/] Money Books: * Money Books [https://uniteddiversity.com/money-books/] * More money books [https://uniteddiversity.com/more-money-books/] * see also Money downloads
Linked from this page are a whole bunch of useful online documents and downloads related to money [https://uniteddiversity.com/money/]: Introductory reading * Ecology of Money [https://www.feasta.org/documents/moneyecology/contents.htm] and Short Circuit [https://www.feasta.org/documents/shortcircuit/contents.html] by Richard Douthwaite [https://en.