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Re: [ox-en] Re: Local economies and Gesellian theory

On Tuesday 26 July 2005 01:38, Stefan Merten wrote:

how the argentinians used cc to weather their economic meltdown,4273,4243942,00.html

[Can't read the article because being offline.] Yes, but Argentina is
such a case of a set of very special conditions - namely being
excluded from the global market by having no more national currency.

most people in the world don't have enough normal money and poverty is endemic 
within rich countries as well.

And it's also an example that this type of currency needs such special
conditions and as soon they vanish they crash.

as above, poverty does not vanish, it only gets worse.

Local exchange based 
economies are good for areas the global market is no longer interested
in - I never argued against this. However, this is only some sort of
administration of poverty - certainly nothing which leads to a
different society.

as i said, you don't understand the way normal money works - the rich get 
richer, etc.  community currencies (cc) provide a way for all to have money - 
ie eliminate poverty.

the other thing you might consider is how cc will enable software
developers to be paid for their "free" work instead of working for
megacorps and developing shareware on the side in their own time.

Well, IMHO this is probably the best way to destroy Free Software.

and i would argue that it is the way to proliferate open source coding and pay 
the developers.

they have to eat don't they?


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