Money should work for us, not the other way around

Posted on August 20, 2005 - 5:47pm :: ISD-World Affairs | Economics
Jurriaan Kamp September, 2005 | Ode Magazine, Issue: 26 TF! Editorial Comment: Money is a pervasive aspect of daily life. It intervenes in most social interactions and in many cases, has become a source of social pathology – how it's accumulated, distributed and managed. But what is money, really? Some communities are already experimenting with alternative currency systems or Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS). As discussed in the article below, most people have little real understanding of what money actually is. Greater understanding coupled with changes in the way we think about and work with money could be the basis for positive social change, and indeed, might change the world.