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Arkel, Henk van & Camilo Ramada (2001) Poor Because of Money. Utrecht: Strohalm Foundation. [1]

Boyle, David (1999) Funny Money. In Search of Alternative Cash. London: Harper Collins Publishers

Brown, Ellen H. (2008) Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About our Money System and How We Can Break Free. Third Millennium Press

Cahn, Edgar S. & J. Rowe (1992) Time Dollars: The New Currency That Enables Americans to Turn Their Hidden Resource-Time into Personal Security and Community Renewal. Rodale Press

Cahn, Edgar S. (2000) No More Throw Away People. The Co-Production Imperative. Essential Books Ltd. 2nd Edition

Douthwaite, Richard J. (1992) The Growth Illusion. How Economic Growth Has Enriched the Few, Impoverished the Many and Endangered the Planet. Dublin: The Lilliput Press Ltd.

Douthwaite, Richard J. (1996) Short Circuit; Strengthening Local Economies for Security in an Unstable World. Totnes: Green Books

Douthwaite, Richard J. (1999) The Ecology of Money. Devon: Green Books

Douthwaite, Richard J. & Dan Wagman (1999) Barataria. A Community Exchange Network for the Third System. Utrecht: Strohalm.

Fisher, Irving & Hans R.L. Cohrssen (1933) Stamp Scrip. New York: Adelphi Company Publishers. [2]

Gesell, Silvio (1992) Het Wondereiland Barataria (translated by Juan Acratillo (1922) Der Wunderinsel Barataria). Utrecht: Strohalm (In Dutch)

Gesell, Silvio (2009) Das Wunderinsel Barataria. (translated from Spanish by Klaus Rosenfeld) Freiheitswerk (In German) [3]

Gesell, Silvio (1918 3rd edition.) The Natural Economic Order (translation by Philip Pye, 1958). London: Peter Owen Ltd. [4]

Greco, Thomas H. Jr. (2009) The End of Money and the Future of Civilization. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Greco, Thomas H. Jr. (2001) Money. Understanding and Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Hoogendijk, Willem (1993) Economie Ondersteboven. Utrecht: Uitgeverij Jan van Arkel (In Dutch)

Hoogendijk, Willem (1994) De Grote Ommekeer. Utrecht: Uitgeverij Jan van Arkel (In Dutch)

Kennedy, Margrit (1995) Interest and Inflation Free Money: Creating an Exchange Medium That Works for Everybody and Protects the Earth. Permakultur Publikationen.

Kennedy, Margrit & Bernard. A. Lietaer (2004) Regionalwährungen; Neue Wege zu Nachhaltigem Wohlstand. Munchen: Riemann Verlag. (In German)

Lietaer, Bernard A. (1999) The Future of Money: Creating New Wealth, Work and a Wiser World. Post Falls: Century Publishers.

Lietaer, Bernard A. (2000) Mysterium Geld. Emotionale Bedeutung und Wirkungsweise eines Tabus. Munchen: Riemann Verlag. (In German)

Lietaer, Bernard A., Sylvia Schneider & Joachim Knappe (2001) Die Welt des Geldes. Das Aufklärungsbuch. Arena. (In German)

Lietaer, Bernard A. (Forthcoming) Of Human Wealth. New Money for a New World. Citerra Press.

North, Peter (2010) Local Money. How to Make it Happen in Your Community. Devon: GreenBooks

Studer, Tobias (1998) Wir und unserer Volkswirtschaft. Basel: WIR. (Translated from the German by Philip H. Beard, 2006 ‘Wir and the Swiss National Economy’ Rohnert Park: Sanoma State University). (Partly available: [5])


Adams, William Lee (2009) Bartering: Have Hotel, Need Haircut. Time, Monday November 2nd, 2009. [6]

Aldridge, T.J. & A. Patterson (2002) ‘LETS get Real: Constraints on the Development of Local Exchange Trading Schemes’, Area, 34 (4): 370-381

Birch, Toby (2008) The Guernsey Experiment. [7]

Champ, Bruce (2009) ‘Stamp Scrip: Money People Paid To Use’, Community Currency Magazine, 2009 (May): 35-38. [8]

Defila, Heidi (1994) ‘60 Years of the WIR Economic Circle Cooperative. Origins and Ideology of the Wirtschaftsring’. Wir Magazine, September 1994. (Translated from the German by Thomas Greco). [9]

Gelleri, Christian (2009) ‘Chiemgauer Regiomoney: Theory and Practice of a Local Currency’, International Journal of Community Currency Research, 13: 61-75. [10]

Hilten, Rob Van. (2009) Commercial Credit Circuit Reader. Utrecht Social Trade Organization. (In Dutch)

Hilten, Rob Van (2009) “Commercial Credit Circuit” om het MKB Bedrijfsleven te Stimuleren. Utrecht: Social Trade Organization. (In Dutch)

Lietaer, Bernard A. (2004) ‘Complementary Currencies in Japan Today: History, Originality and Relevance’, International Journal of Community Currency Research, 8 (1): 1-23. [11]

Lietaer, Bernard A. (2008) The Banking Crisis: What Can Business Do Now? [12]

Moore, Tristana (06-02-2007) ‘Germans Take Pride in Local Money’. BBC News. [13]

Seyfang, Gill (2002) ‘Tackling Social Exclusion with Community Currencies; Learning from LETS to Time Banks’. International Journal of Community Currency Research, 6 (3): 1-11

Seyfang, Gill (2004) Bartering for a Better Future. Community Currencies and Sustainable Consumption. Working paper of the Research Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE). Norwich: University of East Anglia press. [14]

Seyfang, Gill (2004) ‘Time on Our Side. Time Banks and Active Citizenship’. IPPR New Economy, 9 (4): 242-247

Seyfang, Gill (2004) ‘Time Banks: Rewarding Community Self-help in the Innercity?’, Community Development Journal, 39 (1): 62-71

Stodder, James P. (1998) ‘Corporate Barter and Macroeconomic Stabilization’. International Journal of Community Currency Research, 2 (2)

Stodder, James P. (2005) Reciprocal Exchange Networks. Implications for Macroeconomic Stability. WirPlus Magazine, October 2000

Stodder, James P. (2007) Residual Barter Networks and Macro-Economic Stability; Switzerland’s Wirtschaftsring. [15]

Valentini, Ezio (2000) Switzerland’s WIR System and Barter Worldwide. [16]


Community Currency Magazine [17]

Deutsche Wirtschafts Gemeinschaft, ‘Freigeld bringt Freiheit und Wohlstand für alle’. [18]

Economy Point, ‘Regiogeld’. [19]

Hee, Eileen (2010) ‘Barter Trade your way through recession’, BarterXchange. [20]

INWO (2010) Initiative fur Natürliches WirtschaftsOrdnung. [21]

IRTA. [22]

Lietaer, Bernard A., ‘A “Green” Convertible Currency’. [23]

Regiogeld Germany. [24]

Rogers, John., ‘German Complementary Currencies Lead the Way’. Value for People. [25]

Weston, David, ‘Depreciating community-owned currencies’. [26]

WIR Bank. [27]

Wikipedia Germany - Regiogeld. [28]

Wikipedia Germany - Wära. [29]

Wikipedia Global - Complementary Currencies [30]

Wikipedia Global – Alternative Currencies [31]


Batelaan, Henk-Jaap (1998) ‘De Vrije Markt van Noppes’, Amsterdam, UvA Scriptie, Sociologie 1998

Brown, Vernon L. (1941) ‘Scrip and Other Forms of Emergency Currency Issued in the United States During the Depression Years of 1931-1934" 2 Vols. M.A. Thesis, New York University

Gatch, Loren (2006) Local Scrip in the USA During the 1930s: Lessons for Today? Paper presented at the conference on Monetary Regionalisation: Local Currencies as Catalysts for Endogenous Regional Development. Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany, September 28-29, 2006.

Harper, Joel. W.C. (1948) ‘Scrip and Other Forms of Local Money’, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Chicago.

Lietaer, Bernard A. & Gwendolyn Hallsmith (2006) Community Currency Guide. Global Community Initiatives. [32]

Lowd, Andrew (2001) Alternative Currencies in Theory and Practice; The Ithaca Model Examined in Northern California. M.A. Thesis, Stanford University. [33]

Pekelsma, S. (2009) Urban Economies Often Aren’t Resilient Enough. European Union Knowledge Network (EUKN). An interview with Rob van Hilten. [34]