“Fostering Economic Justice In An Unjust World”

In this time of rising inequality and the commercialization of human interaction, how can we recapture and defend our humanity? One step toward greater equality came when the Baltimore Green Currency Association established the BNote as a local, complementary currency that helps level the economic playing field between independent local businesses and national chains. Over 220 Baltimore businesses accept the Bnote, with over 35,000 BNotes in circulation. Can efforts at localization and the introduction of a neutral local currency, such as the BNote, help us take greater control of our own economy? We will explore the true nature of money and the high value of keeping our purchasing local to the greatest extent possible.

Jeff Dicken, Founder and Chair of the Baltimore Green Currency Association, is a Baltimore native and a graduate of City College and Northwestern University. A big-picture idealist with a background in film production and IT systems development, he has always been interested in the dynamics of economic systems.

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