Professor Dr Margrit Kennedy
It was with deep regret that we learned that Margrit Kennedy passed away on 28 December 2013 at her home in Germany. Margrit was a leading light in developing alternative approaches to money and currencies and an outspoken critic of the current global economic system.
Margrit’s tour of New Zealand in the summer of 2001-2002, along with her husband Declan, inspired the formation of Living Economies Educational Trust.
Margrit specialised in Urban & Regional Planning with a Ph.D. in Public & International Affairs then became professor of Ecological Building Technologies at the Dept. of Architecture, University of Hanover.
Her book, Interest and Inflation Free Money, Creating an Exchange Medium that Works for Everybody and Protects the Earth, has been translated into 22 languages. With Bernard Lietaer she wrote People Money – the Promise of Regional Currencies, which tells the stories of local currency systems from around the world. Her most recent book, Occupy Money, Creating an Economy Where Everybody Wins, makes the case for a stable and sustainable monetary system that reflects real wealth instead of the smoke and mirrors of speculative profit.
Margrit's passion and commitment lives on in our work.
Our heart goes out to Declan, and to all who knew and loved her.
This clip shows Margrit explaining her main insights on eco-logical money: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ixgt4syL9U
www.kennedy-bibliothek.info offers the interested reader insight into the work and publications of Prof. Dr. Margrit and Prof. Declan Kennedy.
http://www.kennedy-bibliothek.info/index.php?id=6 offers an overview of their professional careers.
Ref Living Economies
Friday, 21 February 2014
Margrit Kennedy 1939 - 2013
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A VISIONARY CASE FOR A NEW MONEY SYSTEM
We can create a money system that is the ally, and not the enemy, of all that is precious in the world. We can make money into something we can truly embrace as ours. That, I think, is the heart of the call to occupy money. These are hands-on solutions that are available to every citizen, without having to wait for those in power to make changes from above. --- from the Foreword by Charles Eisenstein
Inflation and compound interest have caused our monetary system to balloon to the point where bailing out banks, large corporations, and even entire countries will not prevent a complete breakdown of the global economy – unless we make some fundamental changes. It’s time for a grassroots movement to knock conventional money off its pedestal and replace it with a fresh paradigm that puts people before profits.
Occupy Money makes the case for a stable and sustainable monetary system that reflects real wealth instead of the smoke and mirrors of speculative profit. This hopeful vision can be realized through such creative initiatives as:
• Eliminating interest through interest-free loans and “demurrage”, which rewards currency circulation
• Re-localizing economies through regional currencies
• Establishing time banks and complementary currencies geared to specific services such as health and education.
For many years financial insiders have hidden economic truths by describing them in arcane terms that no layperson can understand. Occupy Money cuts through the confusion and clearly and succinctly explains how, rather than favoring the 1% at the expense of the 99%, we can restructure our monetary system to meet the needs of us all. In so doing, this revolutionary manifesto issues a challenge to the very foundations of conventional economic doctrine.
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