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.
Tom will speak at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) on October 30th. The evening will begin with a potluck dinner followed by Tom's presentation, which will give an overview of the most promising new exchange systems and what is needed to locally start a sustainable mutual credit. Registration required.
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.