The Pool of Knowledge
GETS is Stewarding a Culture...
... that promotes sustainable, mutually-owned credit-clearing communities that flourish, collaborate and expand.
When a strong community gets behind a good idea, good things can happen. But just as important is making those good things matter and making them last. It has to go beyond just a novel idea or a cool marketing pitch. This is particularly true when establishing a community currency.
GETS believes before starting on your path to implement an Exchange, you need to be aware of what has been done before, what has worked and what has not worked. This takes a good amount of reading, research, thinking and talking.
There are discussion groups, websites, books, films, documents that can to help you too, we can recommend some examples below.
GETS can also provide resources from our extensive library, and of course our years of experience and knowledge.
The End of Money...
...and the future of civilations. Like the proverbial fish who doesn't know what water is, we swim in an economy built on money that few of us comprehend, and, most definitely, what we don't know is hurting us.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.
One From Many
"We must conceive of and help implement wholly new forms of ownership, financial systems, and measurements, free of the attempt to monetize all values that bind (us) to next quarter’s bottom line, gross maldistribution of wealth and power, degradation of people, and desolation of the ecosphere, or our stories will be increasingly immoral and destructive".
Dee Hock, Founder and CEO Emeritus of VISA - wiki
The Future of Money
A brilliantly clear-sighted analysis of how on-going money innovations in dozens of countries around the world are proving that they can resolve key societal problems such as: jobless growth, community breakdown, the economic consequences of an aging society, the conflict between short-term financial thinking and long-term sustainability, and monetary instability itself. This book provides pragmatic solutions to each one of these issues.
People Money, The Promise of Regional Currencies
People Money is a comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of regional currencies.It shows how regional currencies can transform the lives and well-being of local communities, how they can sustain businesses, how local authorities can participate in their success and, consequently, why supporting regional currencies is of vital importance to the future of your community, region or country. It is also a comprehensive guide to the development process and implementation of a regional currency.