●An Alternative Financial System – The Talent Exchange
Are you ready for a paradigm shift? It’s a BIG one!
“…Conventional money is created as debt by private financial institutions for their own profit-making purposes, not as a social service. This is the root cause of the economic, social and environmental problems that beset us. The amount of debt determines the quantity of money, which has nothing to do with the amount of money we need to live decent lives…” [SANE extract]
Have you heard of such a thing as another economic system?
Where you exchange goods and services with out using cash?
And you don’t have to exchange the goods and services with the person who’s services you need but between anyone in a community, local and world wide
Sounds too good to be true – it does exist!
They use Talents [T] not their local currency, Rands [R]
Public Domain Money
The Community Exchange System’s (CES) money is public domain money. It is not ‘owned’ or controlled by anyone and as such belongs to the commons.
It is ‘created’ by the traders who use it, not by a third party outside the circuit of buyers and sellers (banks) who do so for their own parasitic gain.
When money is proprietary it confers the money power on those who ‘create’ and control it; when it is in the public domain the money power resides with its users, who can ensure that it is used for the public good.
Recover the money power by starting a new CES exchange in your area. Let the community decide how its efforts will be deployed instead of faceless and unaccountable individuals who do so for their private gain at others’ expense.
Money and credit belong to the commons. Recapture these powerful forces for the common good.
LINK – Community Exchange System
SANE = South African Economics System
“An independent network for the creation of a humane, just, sustainable and culturally appropriate economic system in South Africa”
LINK – Community Exchange Network [Blog]
Join the Community Exchange Network’s social network – Join a group, engage in discussion, leave your comments and find out from CES traders around the world what it is like to trade without using your national currency.
Photo & image: Courtesy of the Talent Exchange [CES] website
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