Local Money: What difference does it make?

Posted on October 31, 2015 by

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Community Bookstore feature
Local Money

by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager

LocalLocal Money
What difference does it make?
by John Rogers
Digital Edition $10

Local currencies ― sometimes referred to as “local money” or “community currencies” ― allow cities, towns and intentional communtiies to strengthen and protect their own local economy. Local money often highlights community businesses and organizations, builds bridges, celebrates local crafts and artists, and demonstrates action against global, corporate greed.

In fact, FIC is a part of a local currency program in northeast Missouri called Exchange Local Money (ELM) system. Community memberships are paid with ELMs and we can pay our Missouri staff with ELMs.

What are the practical differences between national and local money? How do each currencies work, and what are the advantages to building a local resilient currency?”

Our new digital book, Local Money, answers these questions and more. Explore if there is a local money initiatve near you and why you should participate.

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Have you explored the Digital Media section of our bookstore? It is growing all the time!

The bookstore carries a variety of books in both digital and print, like Ecovillage 1001.

We are also adding more digital videos to our collection, like One Couch at a Time.


Ecovillage 1001  One Couch at a Time



Community Bookstore
23 Dancing Rabbit Lane
Rutledge MO 63563

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