How Corporate Law Inhibits Social Responsibility

I realized that the many social ills created by corporations stem directly from corporate law. It dawned on me that the law, in its current form, actually inhibits executives and corporations from being socially responsible. So in June 2000 I quit my job and decided to devote the next phase of my life to making people aware of this problem. My goal is to build consensus to change the law so it encourages good corporate citizenship, rather than inhibiting it. // Section 716 dedicates the corporation to the pursuit of its own self-interest (and equates corporate self-interest with shareholder self-interest).

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Local and Interest-Free Currencies, Social Credit and Informal Credit Systems

Virtually all civilizations, except the Incas, developed some form of money. Today our currencies and banking systems increasingly extend beyond national boundaries. However, co-existing with that movement there has been a revival of interest in alternative financial systems.

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The Complementary Currency of Christiania

The local currency is accepted throughout Christiania - in bars, restaurants, shops, companies and by "the common box". The project is managed by the Currency Group which initially issues them as payment for services provided for in the approved annual budget. Coins return again to the Currency Group from the firms, which accepted them and now wish to exchange them for the national currency. For every coin put into circulation 50 d.Kr. is put into a special reserve fund in order to guarantee the value of the coins.

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Resilient Communities - P2P Foundation

The resilient community has broad applicability beyond just improving the ability of those of us in developed economies to preserve wealth and a quality of life despite severe system shocks. It can also be applied to the problems of counter-insurgency in semi-modern urban environment (to radically update a process that was built for the last century) and provide the potential for organic development in underdeveloped areas of the world. The key is that we need to support the open source efforts currently underway to expand this capability underway such as the transition towns movement to MIT's low tech solutions effort." (

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