Adam “Fuzzy” Konner likes to start things. He is a worker co-op developer and consultant with Collective Seeds Consulting Co-op, a worker co-op he helped start. He works as a web and database developer as a worker-owner of Sassafras Tech Collective, another worker co-op he helped start. He is also working with The Working World, an international organization that provides loans and technical assistance to worker co-ops in Latin America and the US, to create a crowdfunding website for worker co-ops everywhere. He is one of the founders of The Hive, a housing co-op in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he currently lives.
Creating a Democratic Money System with Local Currencies and Other Alternatives
Many people think of money as neutral—just a medium of exchange. But our money system is built on debt, deepens inequality and competition, and drives the destruction of the environment. In this workshop we will reveal and discuss some of the problems with the mainstream money system giving rise to the need for new kinds of money and payment. We will see how many communities around the world are taking control of their economies with local currencies, timebanks and other alternative systems. We will also present rCredits, a digital democratic currency and payment system you can start organizing in your community today.