The Maritime Hour and its cousins worldwide are designed to stimulate local and global economies by complementing national currencies. This page provides links to further information in this area.
Informal credit refers to traditional (non-institutional) means of making credit available. Extensive research has been done in an Asian context at the Informal Credit Market home pages. Local currencies using internet connections and centralized accounting are being developed and documented at the LETS system archive pages. Follow this link for untested and unedited links and web references for other complementary currencies (including electronic currency). Ithaca Hours represents a seminal example of the local currency concept in action.
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