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How do we transition from trade to a value based system, and get business's involved? 11 Replies

I am interested in your thoughts on how to get started with creating a local economy when a lot of the “locals” support the current system.I live in a small village 2hrs south of Auckland (just south…Continue

Tags: trade, waikato, value, currency, true

Started by Wendy. Last reply by Sharon New Zealand Jul 12, 2011.

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Comment by Helen Dew on April 19, 2015 at 11:21pm

Just discovered this group! Living Economies has lots of interesting stuff on local economy. Visit Great selection of books, DVDs and magazines too.
e.g.  books
Local Money - what difference does it make?

People Money the promise of regional currencies

Local Dollars, Local Sense - how to shift your money from Wall St to Main St and achieve real prosperity

Give and Take - how Timebanking is transforming healthcare

Occupy Money - creating an economy where everybody wins

Plenty of choice in the the DVDs and Magazines too .....

And when your'e done there - check out the page on Savings Pools. There are about 30 Pools in NZ - saving members heaps of money though retiring or avoiding interest bearing debt.

Comment by Tom Reid on February 26, 2013 at 11:05am

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Re economies I almost have a guaranteed income skype marketing system where people can market their knowledge.

Comment by Lisa L on September 22, 2011 at 1:00pm

Not much discussion here in the group but you may be reading about it or watching video clips. Tell us about it.

Here's another Peak moment video which has some great ideas on how to make local investing easy.

Comment by Peter watson on May 28, 2011 at 4:51pm
certainly a useful idea, though not too sure about innovative; the Green Party have been advocating this for years!
Comment by Lisa L on May 27, 2011 at 11:00pm
Peak Moment 44: Michael Shuman advocates "Going Local," showing how local businesses are beating global competition and helping to create self-reliant communities. One innovative idea: invest locally by moving a portion of pension funds into regional stock exchanges.
Comment by Lisa L on May 23, 2011 at 9:51pm
Have uploaded an image for the group which was hard to find something that really suited the group any other suggestions welcome.
Comment by Lisa L on May 23, 2011 at 9:40pm

If I understand it correctly bartering is ok by IRD unless it is your profession, eg a painter must declare a painting job barter but not a vege barter. Will they care about Roooobys not unless we make an impact.

You can bring your lemons and persimons to the ooooby stall and get roooobys for them, The persimons sound great.

Comment by Ricardo Oscar Marques on May 23, 2011 at 8:05pm

And eggs, but I need instructions of how to do it, and by the way, how it works with Inland Revenue.

I believe that Inland Revenue will try to hammer us, so we need to prove that we are not doing this to avoid paying taxes, what I am more than happy to pay.

What we have to ensure is that Inland Revenue protect local economies, and their duty is to protect local currencies.

Comment by Ricardo Oscar Marques on May 23, 2011 at 8:03pm

You can pay me in Rooobys, I give handwork for your garden!!!

Also I will sell you lemons and persimons.

Comment by Lisa L on March 29, 2011 at 5:04pm
Always Angie but we haven't come up with much. I dream of being able to use them at any stall at the grey lynn farmer market oh wouldn't that be great....

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