Yin and Yang of currency

Buckminster Fuller would say that unity is plural, at minimum two.

To an up, a down, an in, an out, a good, a bad. Connected, like the two sides of one coin.

Our current sovereign currency is a Yang based currency, designed through a central authority, made in scarcity, and increasing in value through hoarding.

Those who have it in plenty seek to accumulate more, and keep it close. The moment it is taken into a digital or virtual vault, it stops contributing any value to anyone except the person who has accumulated it. Humans have transferred a projection of authority and power to this person with the biggest stockpile, never really examining how they accumulated. 

Was their accumulation through hard work, as the myths go? In some cases yes. In many it was through exploitation, extraction, colonisation. 

The Yin currency, or complimentary currency, which is the the needed pair for our sovereign currency, is made in abundance, decentralised, and increases value when it flows.

Yin currencies need a bounded community. An agreement that we the community will use this currency within our community to support trade and exchange.

Money and currency are a human construct. Once we break our minds from the assumption that we have only the central authority currency, we can all thrive.

To the Yang we need the Yin. Unity is plural, at minimum two.

Let’s break the chains.

*All credit to the life work of Bernard Lietaer for the thinking behind this.

Photo taken May 21st, 2019

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About Dr Christine McDougall

A STEWARD TO MAP MAKERS – TO ENTREPRENEURS AND LEADERS WHO ARE WRTING THE NEW MAPS FOR THEIR ENTERPRISE FOR A WORLD WITH A FUTURE

Christine is an internationally recognised facilitator, practitioner, teacher coach, and authority in integrative systems design, human relational design, deep wealth design and regenerative enterprises. She has held large multi-stakeholder initiatives towards a better future or all, managing diversity, complexity and various stages of human development.

As the principal of 2:23AM – She works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change, where consideration of both the short term profitability and the long term costs/effects are added to the balance sheet on day one, raising the question of how else might we be successful without robbing from our children’s future.

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