VBSR Marketplace in The Huffington Post

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“Rethinking Money”

“The WIR’s success has inspired some innovators to take action. An application of the WIR model, although on a very small local scale but inspired nonetheless by the Swiss prototype, has taken root in Burlington, Vermont, spearheaded by the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) program. “Quite literally, from my studies of bio-mimicry I’ve been applying what I’ve observed to the monetary system. And, a fiat monetary system simply doesn’t resonate, but mutual credit does indeed. Mutual credit really looks to excess capacity where things are being wasted or unused and turning them into inputs. As the saying goes, linking unmet needs and unmet resources within a given community,” says Amy Kirschner, Marketplace Manager for VBSR.”