CHALLENGING the RECESSION – April 23, 11am – House of Commons
Can we Change the Economy? Yes, we Can!
Let us count the ways:
- through Parliament, the highest court in the land
- by redressing the ‘pull of money’ through the Rule of Law
- through position and influence
- through ‘trade credits’ and ‘trade pounds’ as barter currencies
- through local and complementary currencies
- through the media
- on moral and ethical grounds.
This meeting will focus on practical solutions for individuals, NGOs and businesses.
On Thursday, April 23rd, we will concentrate on ‘cases’ of injustice and unfairness and group them so that MPs and Ministers can change the law.
On Friday, April 24th, we will emphasise how we can help each other.
With banks unwilling to keep money circulating, can people and organisations stay afloat by means of barter and complementary currency? CHALLENGING THE RECESSION brings together a wide range of experts to show that they can, and how.
Demonstrating the principle of ‘stable currencies‘, complementary currencies have been around for a long time, and have taken various guises in history. Even before the current economic collapse, major businesses used barter for international and local transactions. At the individual level, Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS) have enabled people to trade without cash, both on- and off-line.
The current economic crisis shows a loss of confidence in political and financial institutions. CHALLENGING THE RECESSION will show how large, small and medium sized businesses, NGOs and individuals can find confidence by organising better means of exchange among themselves.
The organisers of CHALLENGING THE RECESSION have extensive experience in creating events that form flourishing networks both on- and off-line. The conference programme will use the best of these techniques to bring together people who have been struggling to make a difference for years.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the economic crisis, and come away with a variety of options for getting ahead in spite of it.