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What it is

Echo is an Economy of Hours: a marketplace without the money. Our members buy and sell their skills, services and resources, using a currency called Echoes. The exchange rate couldn’t be easier: 1 hour = 1 Echo.

Who it’s for

Anyone and everyone. Echo brings together local people and local organisations – including businesses, charities, councils and leisure centres – to create a community-wide economy of hours where the more you put in, the more you get back.

We specialise in helping organisations from small start-ups to sizeable corporates unlock dormant resources to trade, ensuring we can offer a wealth of skills and services to meet our members’ diverse needs.

Established Businesses

Echo helps you access professional services without the outlay, from financial planning to marketing strategy.

Charities, start-ups and sole traders

Echo helps you increase your capacity as and when you need to, whether it’s admin staff and desk space, or building an online presence.

Local people

Echo helps you get more out of your community, from childcare and help around the home, to training opportunities and cinema tickets.

And that’s not all. Echo’s experts can help big business create more meaningful CSR packages that maximise the benefit to both company and community, and help charities initiate schemes to recruit, retain and reward volunteers. Just click here to find out more.

Who we are

Echo is a community interest company, supported by the London Legacy Development Corporation, Nesta and Friends Provident Foundation.

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Among the speakers will be:

Brett Scott – Financial Activist

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My book
“An imaginative, even exuberant exploration of the daunting world of finance” Bill McKibben

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Arnoud Boot is professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets at the University of Amsterdam and co-director of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE). He also directs the Amsterdam Center for Corporate Finance (ACCF), a think tank that seeks to stimulate the dialogue between academics and practitioners.

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Michael Kumhof, Bank of England

“Inequality, Leverage and Crises” (with R. Ranciere), American Economic Review, 105(3), March 2015, 1217-1245.

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As Paul Hawken (The Next Economy (Ballantine 1983)) succinctly put it in his memorable address to Portland University’s graduate class in May of 2009,

civilization needs a new operating system” and fast.

And Central Banks and Governments should support the efforts of innovation in that field – you know what happened in the 1930s and afterwards WW2 with 61 Million people dead. ww2

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Because many of the socio-economic rules under which we operate were created under a worldview that failed to recognize that the earth is a living system and that every form of life has its unique and valuable place and purpose in sustaining the larger web of life. (Submitted by blietaer on September 3, 2010 – 1:38 am)

Lietar is advocating a “Monetary Ecosystems” (multiple currencies not only country-wise but also purpose wise) instead of a “Monetary Monoculture” which would bring about more stability.

“The structural issue is the lack of diversity – there needs to be an optimal balance between resilience and efficiency prof-lietaer-tedx-berlin-30-11-2009_9-balance-in-natural-networks-slide-sustainability-two-factors-efficiency-resiliance– conditions of stability of complex flow network (like human body – blood circulatory system)”

monopoly = monoculture like in agriculture is more efficient but it is very fragile/instable, like a airplane with one motor – if the motor breaks you are screwed.

With agriculture: Monoculture is not sustainable – you will need to use a lot of chemicals (fertilizers and pesticides).

We have lost the way. Greed has poisoned mens souls - we are destroying the earth - but it is very profitable

“i have never met anybody who owns a monopoly – who did not try to keep it.”

monopoly(Central Banks/OPEC/Energy/Food/Land/Water)

Source: http://www.lietaer.com/2010/09/callofourtimes/

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PS: ONLY IN ECUADOR – IT IS POSSIBLE – TO GET A BANK-ACCOUNT DIRECTLY@THE CENTRAL BANK OF ECUADOR – AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN.

We should do ANYTHING TO AVOID A NEW AGE OF BARBARIANISM:

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