September 21, 2023

Democratizing Monetary Issue: Tools for Resilience

Schumacher Center for a new economics

Event Type:
Panels, Virtual

As the 50th anniversary of the book Small is Beautiful, 2023 is an opportunity to advance solutions to today’s social, economic, and environmental challenges that build on Schumacher’s original vision. To meet this calling, the Schumacher Center is convening a monthly series featuring New Economic thinkers, builders and activists from a range of fields. “Schumacher Conversations: Envisioning the Next 50 Years” brings together change-makers whose work today is actively shaping a ‘small is beautiful’ future, organized around 12 key themes and fields of activism.

September’s theme is “Democratizing Monetary Issue: Tools for Resilience.” This online Conversation takes place Thursday, September 21 at 2PM Eeastern Time (8PM CEDT).

– Christine Desan, Harvard Law Professor and author of Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism.
– Susana Martín Belmonte, independent economist and project leader on the REC citizen currency in Barcelona.
– Will Ruddick of Grassroots Economics, designer of the Sarafu Network platform in Kenya.
– Moderated by Eric Harris Braun, Co-Founder of Holochain, Advisor to BerkShares local currency.


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