Here’s an awesome 6-minute cartoon that illustrates the evolution from ethical bartering to modern day banking corruption.
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Dr. Michael Beckwith (star in "The Secret") describes a new paradigm of commerce in terms of energy, where we give and we receive until we realize that giving and receiving is one in the same thing.
Do business with local merchants like Business Networking International or Referral Quest instead of people we don't know, franchises or faceless monopolies. Support the arts, and buy tickets to the events hosted, produced, or marketed by your friends.
In any ethical marketplace, value is associated to physical products, common services, unique knowledge, or special ability/talent. What it also posses is an element of social credit (networking, it's who you know, or reputation -- who knows you). Our current mainstream monetary system has both these huge elements, which is why our monetary system seems like an ethical system in general.
It's always a good idea to invest in yourself (consciousness, knowledge, ability), and social credit (helping others, giving to community). This is more important than acquiring monetary wealth because when our current system crashes / as we transition into a new one, it will be your intelligence and your relationships that will quickly build your new wealth.
DreamNow is a charitable organization that produces ideas that do good for the world. Founded in 2003 by Lynne Twist, the Soul of Money Institute is a center for exploring and sharing the best practices, theories, and attitudes that enable people to relate to money and the money culture with greater freedom, power, and effectiveness.
Brave New Theaters provides world changers like you with films and organizing tools to bring attention to, raise money for, and take action around the issues you care deeply about.
GlobalMojo is a new web browser that helps you generate money for your favorite causes (including millions of registered charities and non-profits around the world) simply by browsing the Internet the same way you do every day, and at no cost to you.
It doesn't take money anymore to get mass exposure. What it does take is a collective consciousness of individuals committed to a common purpose. Now there are FREE full-day workshops around the world that will teach you financial intelligence. If you can read, but don't, you may as well be illiterate. So join us at the next Millionaire Mind Intensive Weekend.
Don’t spend your time or consciousness trying to save $5 (you're probably spending more money in gas, not to mention all the inconvenience/frustration). Instead, learn about taxes and interest, because they are the two biggest expenses of your life. The best way to avoid both of them is to barter whenever possible, or join barter networks. "Local Exchange/Employment Trading Systems" (LETS) allow people a hybrid system of currency exchange with local bartering.
Ithaca Hours is a local currency system that promotes local economic strength and community self-reliance in ways which will support economic and social justice, ecology, community participation and human aspirations. Ithaca Hours help to keep money local, building the Ithaca economy. It also builds community pride and connections.
Use municipal currencies to support local communities. For example, The Toronto Dollar is a symbol of caring, created by community-minded citizens in the hope that it will help to build a more just and compassionate city. The work of the Toronto Dollar is to encourage more caring social and economic relationships among people from the community, business and government sectors -- and particularly among those in the community in greatest economic need.
Joint-venturing (like being an affiliate partner) is a great way to do business, eliminating transaction cost and fostering more community/co-creation.
Invest in people you know and organizations you care about. You don't need a lot of money to make a difference. There are lots of new business models which allow you to make a big difference with very little money. For instance, fund movies made by movements, such as "The Shift Movie". Pirate Myfilm is a pioneering platform for user-financed content and a great way to acquire funding for your movie/film project.
Become knowledgeable about the multi-level/network marketing industry. These organizations are much more ethical (not perfect) than the brands we’ve been brainwashed (mass-media, subliminal advertising, hypnosis, propaganda, product placement, etc.) to feel so good about -- and you’d be supporting your family and friends (and their families, and their friends, etc., etc.).
Forget about lawyers. Write contracts for the sake of effective communication, and choose to do business with those whose word you trust. The only ones who win in a corrupt legal system are the lawyers who have no incentive to authentically transform your situation.
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