We were invited to present at the Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE) Roundtable on Tuesday, June 15, 7 PM, at Noisebridge. BACE focuses on the creation of alternative means of exchange in the San Francisco Bay Area. I will present a talk titled, Economy in a Box. We will discuss how real goods can serve as the backing of local currency. When we consider the economic potential of the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) – we think of it as a sufficient basis for an accounting system based on its productivity – or a means of exchange.
The presentation will discuss a subset of the Global Village Construction Set as it pertains to the creation of a prototypical, minimum but sufficient and robust economy based on ubiquitous, local resources. This includes resilience in the basics: food, fuel, energy, housing, and technology. We will propose an economic analysis of such a program, and point to its feasibility using proven and existing technologies. This subset therefore constitutes the substance of a means of exchange, or currency. The program is founded on replicability as the core of its principles.
If you are in the Bay Area, come to the talk, and I would also like to meet any other collaborators on the 15th or 16th. Contact me if you’d like to meet. Our thanks go to Anthony Di Franco from BACE for inviting us. We also recommend this video from The Guardian on the potential of economic swadeshi applied to the modern economy. If you would like to support our work, please consider subscribing to the True Fans.