Global Financial Meltdown: Its Causes, and Opportunities for Localized Restructuring

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International Guest Speaker Thomas H Greco, Jnr. Wednesday 8th April, 7.00pm

Venue: Auckland University Theatre OGGB5, Owen G Glenn Building , 12 Grafton Rd Auckland

The global financial crisis is no accident. It is the natural outcome of a flawed system that has long been building to a climax.

Thomas Greco explains how and why conventional money and banking malfunction, describes the comprehensive metamorphic change that civilization is presently experiencing, and outlines voluntary alternative approaches to exchange and finance that empower communities and reward people fairly.

Tom Greco is a community and monetary economist, writer, networker, and consultant, who for three decades has been working at the leading edge of transformational restructuring. He is regarded as a leading expert in monetary theory and history, credit clearing systems, community economic development and complementary currencies.

He is currently Director of the Community Information Resource Center , a US non-profit networking hub, which provides information access and administrative support for efforts in community improvement, social justice and sustainability.

Tom Greco is in New Zealand as the keynote speaker for the Community Currencies Conference being held in Whanganui April 17 – 19.

His new book, The End of Money and the Future of Civilization, is to be released this month (Chelsea Books). His previous book, Money: Understanding and Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender, is available from the Living Economies Educational Trust.

Out of all the conversations about relocalization and community resilience, the conversations about local currencies and alternative, people-centred economics may well be the most important of all and have the biggest bearing on how communities survive or not as the world financial system implodes.

Listen also to podcastfrom Kim Hill on Saturday

File Size:11.5MB – Date: (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 )

http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20090411-0905-Thomas_Greco_community_currencies-048.mp3

podcast

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NB: This lecture comes at short notice. Please forward this information to all friends and colleagues who may be interested.

Thomas Greco has authored three books on monetary theory and how monetary alternatives can empower communities.

For more information, contact Peter Luiten 09 520 2984 or Laurence Boomert 027 2588807

Sponsored by: Living Economics Educational Trust, Transition Towns, Green Party.

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