The theory, history, and practice of the Schumacher Society’s work with local currencies is detailed in Local Currencies: Catalysts for Sustainable Regional Economies. Additionally, Bob Swann, founder of the E. F. Schumacher society, wrote several clear, compelling essays on local currencies, which can be found here.
In June of 2004 the E.F. Schumacher Society convened the conference: Local Currencies in the 21st Century. The conference report and UTNE Reader online article provide details on this landmark event which Pete Seeger described as “the best conference he had ever attended.”
Reference materials for creating a local currency:
- “Legal Aspects of Local Currency,” Chapter 7 from Rethinking Our Centralized Monetary System: the Case for a System of Local Currencies, by Lewis D. Solomon, professor of law at George Washington University. See also Foreword by Robert Swann & Chapter Notes. Copyright © 1996 by Lewis D. Solomon, published by Praeger Press. Used here with the kind permission of Professor Solomon and the Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., Westport, CT.
- Related Articles
- Local Currency Directory
- Other Resources
- Local Currency Essays by Bob Swann
- News Coverage of Local Currencies, 1991
- News Coverage of BerkShares
Transcribed lectures from the “Local Currencies in the 21st Century” conference:
- David Boyle
- “Regio Complements Euro: New Paths to Sustainable Prosperity” by Margrit Kennedy. Translated from the original German by Claudia Vispo and Hildegarde Hannum.