Thursday, February 3, 2011
Berkshares is a 2009 finalist in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge and you can find their entry in the Idea Index for the BFC. Berkshares is part of the E. F. Schumacher Society and is part of the Relocalization and so-called 'slow money' efforts of people who want an alternative to what is already in-place and that they see as failing.
Whether they are right or wrong doesn't really interest us. What does, is the notion of an alternative, local currency -- a decentralized form of currency that enables an old fashioned sort of cooperative/communal capitalism rooted in personal relationships on a grassroots level -- that is absolutely fascinating and will definitely find a way into Riskail, one way or another...