In light of the question: ‘How do we steer this society in another direction?’ People have explored a number of possibilities, but we believe that it’s time to turn attention towards the perceived engine of the ship, namely the monetary system. Because, admit it, if we could have a couple of billion dollars available, creating change would become quite a bit easier! However, collecting a couple of billion dollars might take too much time and might require some unethical actions to get there quickly, therefor we need to look at another option: replacing the engine with a better one. Our current engine is leaking and using too much fuel anyway, and it has a tendency to negatively interfere with the steering system too. The Circular Money project is about constructing a new engine that will make it easier to stay on a constructive course.
For Stef it started a couple of years ago with the question: why is it so hard to solve our climate change problem? The answer to the question was: the design of our dominant currency system. Since then he’s been looking for a better design which first culminated in an article and has now grown into a project that has started to lead its own life. To find out more about it, have a look at the wiki or watch the presentation he did for DIF.
Another video to watch is the one by Michael Linton, the creator of the LETSystem.
Here’s the presentation that goes along with it.