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"Money is an agreement. Bills and coins are worth something because we agree they are. Recognizing this, we have the opportunity to make new agreements that serve us better than the current ones have."

This page is dedicated to exploring and working with new agreements.
New agreements that allow us to create, give and receive in the ways we know we deserve to.

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GIFT ECONOMY

Gift Economy is an agreement to give and receive without buying and selling. Products and services are given with no price tag. They are given because someone is inspired to create and to give. Those who receive are also invited to give freely, not because they have to in order to get something, but because they are also inspired and want to support the creative work and invest in it.

As an artist, it’s becoming clear that I make music to give it, not to sell it. It doesn’t work to have my ability to share limited by a purchase. I want anyone who wants to hear my music to have access to it, and my hope is that it can serve something significant in their lives. For this reason, I’m choosing to experiment with new approaches, to make new agreements and to give music away freely.

When I do this something powerful happens. I see I’m not the only one whose creativity and giving is limited by a purchase. Those who are interested in picking up an album are excited not only to be given something for free, but also to be invited to give freely. I’m realizing that we’re all actually waiting to be invited to give.

 
NEWS

COMPLIMENTARY CURRENCIES

Complimentary or alternative currencies are forms of money based on unique, alternative agreements decided by those who create them. There are many complimentary / alternative currencies circulating world wide, including several in the U.S.

Berkshares

With over 2.7 million in circulation to date, Berkshares are an alternative form of currency being used in the Berkshire Region of Massachusetts by over four hundred businesses, five banks and thousands of people. Launched in 2006, Berkshares are a flourishing alternative economic agreement that supports local business, community empowerment and sustainable ecology.

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FEATURED FOOTAGE

ONENESS IS ABUNDANCE

Community leader, healer and social entrepreneur, Orland Bishop speaks on agreements, abundance and the potential for a new economy.

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Money and the Turning of the Age: Part 2
Speaker, healer and author, Charles Eisenstein talks about gift economy and global transition in a time of major change