The Other Money

December 16, 2012
(was 02.05.2012)

Have you ever thought about money? Now, of course you have.  Talking about money permeates our existence.  But what if there wasn’t any money?  What would you do?

 

  1. David Wolman on "The End of Money"

    The end of money. Really?  Are we really on the verge of a coming cashless society?

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    Average: 4.2 (13 votes)
  2. Madison East Side Babysitting Coop

    People do without money in many different ways – from simple bartering to using bitcoin on-line. A group of parents in Madison did it by creating a babysitting coop.

    Want to start your own babysitting COOP? Here are their guidelines.

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    Average: 3.9 (10 votes)
  3. Paul Glover on Ithaca Hours

     Ithaca Hours is the oldest and largest alternative currency in the US. Since 1991, Ithaca Hours has an estimated circulation of several million dollars and has spawned about 80 imitators around the country.

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    Average: 4.8 (12 votes)
  4. David Graeber on "Debt: The First 5,000 Years"

    “Before there was money, there was debt” - boldly states David Graeber in his book “Debt:  The First 5,000 Years”.

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    Average: 4.1 (17 votes)
  5. Mark Boyle on “The Money-less Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living.”

    Imagine living an entire year without money.  And I mean no money. No cash. No credit cards. Nothing. Where do you live? What do you eat? How do you wash? What do you do?

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    Average: 3.2 (13 votes)