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Money is like an iron ring we've put through our noses. We've forgotten that we designed it, and it's now leading us around. I think it's time to figure out where we want to go -- in my opinion toward sustainability and community -- and then design a money system that gets us there.
          The origin of the word "community" comes from the Latin munus, which means the gift, and cum, which means together, among each other. So community literally means to give among each other. Therefore I define my community as a group of people who welcome and honor my gifts, and from whom I can reasonably expect to receive gifts in return.
--Bernard Lietaer in Beyond Greed & Scarcity

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Since attending a conference (in February 1999) called the Gathering I've been increasingly fascinated Learning about community currencies and how they can help all of us actively assist in the birth of a sustainable civilization. Everyone is urged to read David Korten's magnificent new book, The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism.

-- ratitor


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