Sunday, April 26, 2009

Thomas Greco Talk on Radio4all - Notes

http://www.sustainablewanganui.org.nz/

COMMUNITY CURRENCIES CONFERENCE APRIL 17TH - 19T

Please read some background information:

http://miscellaneous-sonstiges.blogspot.com/2009/04/monetary-reform-by-tom-greco-march-19.html



AUDIO (mp3) download here:

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/33013

COMMUNITY CURRENCIES CONFERENCE Wanganui New Zealand APRIL 17TH - 19TH, 2009 -- Audio from the first talk - Keynote Speaker -




Wanganui - Quaker Settlement, 76 Virginia Rd - The Quiet Room
2009-04-18

Keynote: Thomas H Greco Jnr

Author of Money – understanding and creating alternatives to legal tender, and the soon to be released The End of Money and the Future of Civilisation, Greco is a sought-after advisor and conference speaker. He also offers unprecedented wealth of information on the interplay of economics and democracy through his website http://www.reinventingmoney.com/ and associated blogs and books. He brings to the conference his 30 years study and working experience of community currency systems from around the world. Greco will also be presenting public lectures at Waiheke Tues April 7, Auckland Uni Wed Apr 8th & Wgtn Tues 14th

Greco will be joined at the conference by New Zealanders experienced in the field of local currencies and related promising initiatives capable of rejuvenating local economies. Inc:

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http://www.greylynn2030.co.nz/2009/04/07/global-financial-meltdown-its-causes-and-opportunities-for-localized-restructuring/

Global Financial Meltdown: Its Causes, and Opportunities for Localized Restructuring

International Guest Speaker Thomas H Greco, Jnr. Wednesday 8th April, 7.00pm

Venue: Auckland University Theatre OGGB5, Owen G Glenn Building , 12 Grafton Rd Auckland

The global financial crisis is no accident. It is the natural outcome of a flawed system that has long been building to a climax.

Thomas Greco explains how and why conventional money and banking malfunction, describes the comprehensive metamorphic change that civilization is presently experiencing, and outlines voluntary alternative approaches to exchange and finance that empower communities and reward people fairly.

Tom Greco is a community and monetary economist, writer, networker, and consultant, who for three decades has been working at the leading edge of transformational restructuring. He is regarded as a leading expert in monetary theory and history, credit clearing systems, community economic development and complementary currencies.

He is currently Director of the Community Information Resource Center , a US non-profit networking hub, which provides information access and administrative support for efforts in community improvement, social justice and sustainability.

Tom Greco is in New Zealand as the keynote speaker for the Community Currencies Conference being held in Whanganui April 17 - 19.

His new book, The End of Money and the Future of Civilization, is to be released this month (Chelsea Books). His previous book, Money: Understanding and Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender, is available from the Living Economies Educational Trust.

Out of all the conversations about relocalization and community resilience, the conversations about local currencies and alternative, people-centred economics may well be the most important of all and have the biggest bearing on how communities survive or not as the world financial system implodes.

Listen also to podcastfrom Kim Hill on Saturday

File Size:11.5MB - Date: (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 )

http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20090411-0905-Thomas_Greco_community_currencies-048.mp3

podcast

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NB: This lecture comes at short notice. Please forward this information to all friends and colleagues who may be interested.

Thomas Greco has authored three books on monetary theory and how monetary alternatives can empower communities.

Sponsored by: Living Economics Educational Trust, Transition Towns, Green Party.

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http://tomazgreco.wordpress.com/about/

Welcome

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COMMUNITY CURRENCIES CONFERENCE APRIL 17TH - 19TH

Out of all the conversations about relocalization and community resilience, the conversations about local currencies and alternative ‘people centred economics’ may well be the most important of all and have the biggest bearing on how communities survive or not as the world financial system falters. In good times or bad the ability to create local money and commercial models of cooperation are key tools to strengthen communities and enable social and environmental development

Speakers List

Keynote: Thomas H Greco Jnr

Author of Money – understanding and creating alternatives to legal tender, and the soon to be released The End of Money and the Future of Civilisation, Greco is a sought-after advisor and conference speaker. He also offers unprecedented wealth of information on the interplay of economics and democracy through his website http://www.reinventingmoney.com/ and associated blogs and books. He brings to the conference his 30 years study and working experience of community currency systems from around the world. Greco will also be presenting public lectures at Waiheke Tues April 7, Auckland Uni Wed Apr 8th & Wgtn Tues 14th

Greco will be joined at the conference by New Zealanders experienced in the field of local currencies and related promising initiatives capable of rejuvenating local economies. Inc:

Christoph Hensch – LETS & CES in NZ – the ins and outs of our most prevalent community currency system

Bryan Innes – Interest Free Money, creating a hybrid of the J.A.K model

Margaret Jefferies - NZ's first Time Bank, a pilot project in Lyttleton that has attracted significant funding from a philanthropic Trust.

Ramsey Margolis - New Zealand Cooperatives Association

Peter Russell - OOOBY – Out Of Our Own Backyards – a trading system based on sharing home production.

Karen Russell - sharing her experience setting up the successful Australian Barter Directory at the beginning of the last recession.

Hellen Swale - Upper Hutt XCard – A local loyalty Swipe Card with 5000 users

Helen Dew & Haydyn McGrail - Wairarapa‘s printed paper currency - WISE Vouchers

Deirdre Kent – Healthy Money Healthy Planet

Atutur, Noe Vincent Sharing from his work with reviving Traditional Banking Systems in Vanuatu

Laurence Boomert – reporting on experiments in building Whanganui CES ‘REBS’ through the local Environment Centre

THE CONFERENCE BEGINS with dinner Friday evening (registration desk opens at 4pm) and runs through to Lunchtime Sunday. The LETS AGM will be held just before lunch


Web version of Deidre Kent NZ Money Presentation:

http://www-2.net/misc/nz-money-presentation/img0.html


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Communication for the conference of April 17th -19th, 2009 in

New Zealand


Dear participants to the Complementary Currency conference, Wanganui


The time for a paradigm shift in the monetary domain has now come. It has been expected and forecast by a few, and many have been fervently hoping for it.
However, the unprecedented breakdown of the global banking system will also bring with it massive suffering around the world, as well as unprecedented dangers given the destructive capacity of today's technologies. The last time humanity lived with a challenge of this scale was the 1930s, which generated a wave of fascism and was economically resolved only through war.


What you are doing in these days in Wanganui is the best available antidote for these dangers: you are inventing a better monetary game. I am happy that you invited my friend and colleague Tom Greco as keynote speaker, as he has dedicated so much of his time and effort in preparation and promotion for today’s money shift.


My only suggestion is to not spend a lot of all your beautiful energy on attacking the conventional money system, spend all of it on creating that new money game. Make it so attractive that it becomes its own advertising campaign.


I wish you great success, and a lot of fun…


Cordially,

Bernard Lietaer


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Message from Miguel Yasuyuki Hirota

15th April 2009.

Greetings to Tom, and to my Kiwi Friends,

Currently I'm at Barcelona, Spain, near your antipode, so it's a pity that I can't see you this year.

But I've been observing that interest is growing all over the world towards the complementary currency movement.

It is high time we should start questioning the authenticity of our conventional money system and create a more democratic money system!

I'll go on travelling, both physically and virtually, to keep in touch with what is happening all over the planet, and am looking forward to working together with you again in the near future.

http://mig76en.wordpress.com/

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