BlueBills: money for a clean world
The financial crisis continues to unfold
around the world. It seems the economy leans against the people. Big banks and other super-rich players
are able to seize pension plans, retirement accounts, homes and
savings belonging to we, the people, all with near total impunity.In
the face of such enormous global forces what one person can do?
One day a little old lady in our
neighborhood showed us how, with a very simple process: by dying her
money blue. That alone is one act that could transform our
whole economy to protect people and nature from exploitation. Here's how it works...
Making commerce more honest, one bill at a time!
Money is trust which, we the people create. When you
use a paper bill, its value is only as great as the trust you and others
have in it. If a big
bank fails, we taxpayers bail them out. But if YOU fail, you're on your
own! How much trust do you have in an economy like that? A criminal uses the same money you work hard for and no one can
distinguish the difference and so often favors criminals over honest players. But not with BlueBills! BlueBills
are a legal alternative to this system, but it makes a distinction.
hunts profits “at any cost”, meaning creating something or blindly chasing profits earns the same money. Currently the more immoral and
destructive the means, the greater the profits. (Stealing money is easier than creating something, if you can get away with it.) Where local capitalism polices itself, global capitalism favors the criminal. Yikes!
BlueBills do not invent a new economy, they only re-establish a basis for real trust
in money. The only real sources of wealth are NATURE and HUMAN
CREATIVITY (human added value). BlueBills reaffirm our mutual trust in
these two values. BlueBills focus on the relationship between traders,
who verbally establish their mutual trust in the source of real wealth.
Blues don't deny interest but affirm that only a healthy environment
produces real wealth. The idea is deceptively simple and beautiful. The
more one tries to prove this argument wrong the more its strengths emerge. BlueBills is not about finance, it's about democracy!
BlueBills are just as legitimate as
regular bills, but rarer. They are real money tinged blue with dye. They
are an effective way for one person to help change the monetary system
around them from an immoral profits-at-any-cost system to one that
supports health in both nature and community. Why:
Ours is a nation by and for the people. Just because we feel powerless
in the face of crime, job losses, home foreclosures, vanishing
retirements, etc. doesn't change the fact that ultimate power rests with
us individual citizens. It is time we use it!How:
Give or spend your BlueBills just like regular bills. By declaring that their value rests in the wealth of clean nature and a healthy community
you share the value of health with another, who passes it on; a tiny
change compared to the size of the economy, but it's real change that
you can do yourself today, tomorrow and always, growing in effect... Or
you can whine that you are powerless.BlueBills
represent a very simple, non-confrontive way for individuals to change
one of the most frustrating problems of civilization: the degrading
effect on nature and community of economic activity pursuing profits at any cost. Are you sure BlueBills are legal?
Yes. Banks are using them. U.S. currency is protected from defacement
but that means rendering any bill unfit to be circulated as money. (Here are the legal details from the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Mostly our gut feeling that this is not OK comes from an ungrounded
fear that government authorities tells us what our money means and how
we are to live. NO, it is the other way around!
If you are
skeptical after reading this we suggest you not use BlueBills yet. Their
power only is unleashed when people are convinced that they are in
control of their own lives. If that's not you at this point, that's OK.
Just give your bill away –you can't spend it if you don't believe in
its value– and come back later. BlueBills will still be here.
The more you learn about BlueBills the more beautiful they become!