~ Helping people understand and take responsibility
for using credit and money for the benefit of all ~
Business to business barter systems are the most well known alternative currencies
available, and have a proven track record of improving the businesses that participate
in them. Barter systems, which are robust accounting systems, managed as a business,
are providing an alternative means of payment, while using the dollar as the unit of value.
This demonstrates that alternative payment systems are a viable way to go. Making them
consumer-friendly is the challenge.
To this end, Common Good Finance has created rCredits as an alternative payment system based on Community-created credit, the idea being that as a community, we can honor each other's credit and use it as an alternative means of payment.
- JGR Jr
Community Currency models are available at the following link and listed below:
Local Money: How to Make it Happen in Your Community, by Peter North