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Currency Commons: Power To The people

John Ford If a revisionist view of the Commons is what we are looking for, then the message from both Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest is plain. Political and legal rights can only exist within a sustainable economy … Continue reading

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Sovereign Credit Money As A Public Resource

John Ford The role of public credit money on the Commons serves principally the purpose of fostering cooperation among people because it is based on a system of exchange that works best by encouraging interdependence among us. It cannot work … Continue reading

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Tally Sticks And Usury Free Zones

John Ford The economic rights that were secured through these two charters were not only dependent upon access rights to grazing, pannage and woods, but also dependent on a stable system of exchange and coinage. Transactions were carried out in … Continue reading

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Farm Parity

John Ford Dairy farms form a big part of Vermont’s economy and character and the ongoing loss of farms continues unabated. As of spring 2010 there are about 1,000 dairy farms in Vermont and according to the worst case scenario … Continue reading

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