Greg Bennett Amberley November 30, 2005

I recently finished a book well worth reading - Healthy Money, Healthy Planet by Deidre Kent. I found it interesting and easy to read. It opened up a whole new aspect of the problems we face in achieving sustainability. Kent argues that the first step towards a healthy monetary system is the development of local currencies and banking systems based upon mutual exchange. These would not be founded in interest bearing debt, and would exist alongside national and international currencies. Although it does not offer a simple panacea for our problems, monetary reform is crucial to the creation of a substantial society. Healthy Money Healthy Planet is a very useful starting point for those who wish to know more about our diseased monetary system and alternatives to it. The book's website: http://localcurrencies.blogspot.com/

Cheers
Greg Bennett