Creating Wealth

Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies
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Creating Wealth
Bindwijze: Paperback


  • Engels
  • 288 pagina's
  • New Society Publishers
  • juni 2011
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Communities everywhere are challenged by issues such as health, elder and child care, housing, education, food security, and the environment. On the surface, these problems appear to be rooted in economic crisis--for example, budget cuts have triggered reduced public services, soaring food prices have created food security concerns, and the subprime mortgage disaster has spawned record increases in foreclosures and homelessness. However, if communities could match their unmet needs with their underutilized resources, many would find that while their economies may be struggling when measured in traditional terms, they possess enough genuine wealth to allow all their inhabitants to enjoy a vastly improved quality of life. Creating Wealth demonstrates how a healthy society can be attained through developing new systems of exchange. Using creative initiatives such as time banks, systems of barter and exchange, and local currencies, cities and towns can empower themselves and build vibrant, healthy, sustainable local economies. In addition to presenting many compelling case studies of successful alternative currencies in action, Creating Wealth also explores the different types of capital that communities have to draw on, including natural, built, social, human, institutional, cultural, technological, and financial. This book will appeal to community activists, city planners and other public officials, and anyone interested in developing strong local economies. Gwendolyn Hallsmith is the founder and director of Global Community Initiatives and the author of The Key to Sustainable Cities. Bernard Lietaer is the world's leading authority on complementary currencies and the author of The Future of Money.

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Auteur Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Bernard Lietaer
Co-auteur Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Bernard Lietaer, Gwen Hallsmith
Soort Met illustraties
Taal Engels
Afmetingen 23x229x152 mm
Gewicht 442,00 gram
Druk 1
ISBN10 0865716676
ISBN13 9780865716674
Product breedte 152 mm
Product hoogte 19 mm
Product lengte 229 mm

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