Közösségi pénzek csoportosítása = Grouping of community currencies

Varga, József and Sárdi, Gábor: Közösségi pénzek csoportosítása = Grouping of community currencies. Taylor : gazdálkodás- és szervezéstudományi folyóirat, (9) 3-4. pp. 108-115. (2017)

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Abstract

The emergence of community currencies is one of the responses people gave to the several global crises of our financial system. The idea that the financial crises is of a fundamental, structural nature that cannot be cured by some “facelift” on the system becomes increasingly accepted in the economic literature. Radical change is needed. During the past centuries, in the wake of every major financial collapses more and more region had tried to ease the economic difficulties by introducing their own “money” or surrogates. According to some estimation there are about 3000–5000 community currency systems in the world, in 35 countries. As in the case of the 1930s, the crisis of 2008 was not about the shortage in productive capacity but about the shortage in the (financial) connection network that could have ensured the flow of unused resources in the production. The main priority of a community currency is the avoidance (or complement) of such a shortage; the establishment of a new clearing-system within a given community to provide protection against the financial turbulences taking place outside the community. The community or local currency does not replace the national currency, only complements it. There is, however, a crucial difference between the two. Community currencies – in most cases – serve only two of the four functions of money: unit of account and medium of exchange. There are many technical possibilities to make these functions work and the aim of the current paper is to show those possibilities and the ways they have been categorized in the literature.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Taylor : gazdálkodás- és szervezéstudományi folyóirat
Date: 2017
Volume: 9
Number: 3-4
Page Range: pp. 108-115
ISSN: 2064-4361
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pénz, Pénzrendszer
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 115. p. ; Összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2018. Jun. 25. 08:43
Last Modified: 2018. Jun. 25. 08:43
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/55004

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