Thomas H. Greco, Jr. is the director of the Community
Information Resource Center, which he founded in 1992. CIRC is a
nonprofit consulting organization and networking hub dedicated to
economic equity, social justice, and community improvement,
specializing in community currency and mutual credit design,
development, and implementation. He is a former engineer and
professor of business administration. Tom's previous books include
New Money for Healthy Communities and Money and Debt: A
Solution to the Global Crisis For more information on re-creating money systems, visit another webpage of Tom's, Reinventing Money. For more information on Tom, please visit his website.
Thomas will speak at the 2nd International Conference on Currency Systems, making a presentation titled, "Reinventing Money: How Complementary Currencies and Mutual Credit Clearing Can Create a Sustainable, Regenerative Economy."
Very few people realize that the nature of money has changed profoundly over the past three centuries, or—as has been clear with the latest global financial crisis—the extent to which it has become a political instrument used to centralize power, concentrate wealth, and subvert popular government. On top of that, the economic growth imperative inherent in the present global monetary system is a main driver of global warming and other environmental crises.
Understanding and Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender
Learn the truth about how money is created. Money tells the scandalous story of how our economy came to be based on debt, a system that depends on inequity and undermines local enterprise. Money is also a unique and indispensable handbook for developing community currencies and exchange systems, by one of the founders of Tucson Traders.