regioslogo-geld-fur-die-regionMoral Money: A Case Study at the Chiemgauer Regional money

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This paper investigates a special form of a community currency, the German Regiogeld System, which is a private monetary system with a regional validity and a non-profit-agenda. The focus of the sociological study is on how this special money effects actions of consumers. After some general information to the Regiogeld system, it therefore describes 2-chiemgauer-mit-markenwhy people use this limited and costly form of money at all, how exactly they use it and for what special patterns of usage they adopt the regional money as their own. As a result it can be demonstrated that money is evaluated concerning its functionality and its symbolism. Since Regiogeld attempts to be an efficient monetary system and a moral symbol at once, it develops a structural problem which restricts the Regiogeld’ expansion.

Regionalwaehrung "Chiemgauer":Gast bezahlt seine Rechnung im Wirtshaus mit "Chiemgauer", Wirtin im Dirndl,Hofbraeuhaus Braeustueberl, Traunstein, Bayern,27.02.2007
Regionalwaehrung “Chiemgauer”:Gast bezahlt seine Rechnung im Wirtshaus mit “Chiemgauer”, Wirtin im Dirndl,Hofbraeuhaus Braeustueberl, Traunstein, Bayern,27.02.2007

Christian Thiel

To cite this article: Thiel, C. (2012) ‘Moral Money – The action guiding Impact of Complementary Currencies: A Case Study at the Chiemgauer Regional money’ International Journal of Community Currency Research 16 (D) 91-96  <www.ijccr.net> ISSN  1325-9547 http://dx.doi.org/10.15133/j.ijccr.2012.015

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Konzept des RegionalGeldes

“The Idea is simple. People trade Money or Services into a regional currency and can only spend it regionally.

This strengthens smal and medium sized local businesses because it is not possible to buy products from overseas”.

“Die Idee ist simpel. Menschen tauschen Geld oder Leistungen in eine Regionalwährung und können diese nur in der Region ausgeben.

Ebenso müssen Unternehmen die Regio-Einnahmen in der Heimat investieren. Damit sollen regionale Wirtschaftskreisläufe gestärkt werden. Zudem verliert Regiogeld an Wert. Diese sogenannte Umlaufsicherung soll gewährleisten, dass Geld nicht gehortet, sondern ausgegeben wird. ”

src: http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/service/regiogeld-ein-waehrungsmodell-ist-gescheitert-a-844830.html

The Mainstream Media HATES THE ALTERNATIVES: That is why the title of the “SPIEGEL” Article read: “Regiogeld – a failed currency system”

 

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