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Complementary currency systems and the new economic paradigm

Concept paper written for the WSSE Dakar, Senegal meeting (Nov 19-21, 2005).

Stephen DeMeulenaere, October 2005

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Summary :

The Social Money Workshop was created with the aim of studying initiatives based on paramonetary instruments, which we term « complementary currencies » that can be controlled socially. The goal of the study is to prove that it is possible to create an alternative economy, initially complementary to the formal economy, but also, at a later stage, capable of engendering a new economic paradigm.