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" I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work, or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter, punks are running wild in the street, and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it!... "
"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
speech by Howard Beale, in Network (1976 film)
on YouTube: NETWORK, Sidney Lumet, 1976 - I'm Mad As Hell and I'm Not Gonna Take This Anymore! (4:01)


Problems:

  • YouTube video: They (banks) don't actually lend money! (1:02:03) ~ Richard Vobes, 2023-06-06 - " Jason Noble from InOnePlace.com joins me to explain why the banks don't actually have the money to lend you, and how they are creating wealth for them. We also look at what we can do in terms of alternative money. "

Solutions:


Autonomy

More soon.


Banking alternatives

Government, corporations, and banks are utterly corrupt. Even the WFCU Windsor Family Credit Union isn't fully trustworthy. From what folks are saying there are presently only two reliable options in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada. (But for how long?)

Libro Credit Union

147 Talbot Street N
Essex, ON N8M 2C6
Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat 9-12; Sun closed
1-800-361-8222
https://www.Libro.ca

Motor City Community Credit Union

6701 Tecumseh Road E
Windsor, ON N8T 1E8
Mon-Wed 9-5; Thu-Fri 9-6; Sat 9:30-1; Sun closed
1-519-944-7333
https://www.MCCCU.com

See also


Barter economy

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Gifting Economy

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Sharing Economy

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Trade

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Volunteering

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Business

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Small business

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Cooperatives

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Markets

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Dark markets

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Community networking

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Agorism

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Cooperatives

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DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization)

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ParEcon (Participatory Economics)

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Consumerism

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Anti-consumerism

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Consume Product

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Consumer culture

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Well-being

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Counter-consumerism

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Culture jamming

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Libre culture

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Maker culture

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Crowdfunding and financial alternatives

This list was started at this post: https://SaidIt.net/s/DecentralizeAllThings/comments/b3e/decentralization_alternatives_financial_support/

Cautionary tales

Gab.io and Voat.com are the extreme canaries in the coalmine. If they are getting banned by Coinbase and Square’s Cash App, not to mention GoDaddy, then SaidIt, Projex, and others may be next.

Crowdfunding comparisons

Crowdfunding options

Apple Pay

BitBacker

Buy Me A Coffee

  • BuyMeACoffee.com
  • " Buy Me a Coffee is an American crowdfunding company based in San Francisco, California, United States. It allows creators, artists, and other content creators to receive support and financial contributions from their fans and followers. It's similar in concept to other crowdfunding and patronage platforms like Patreon or Ko-fi. "
    ~ Wikipedia: Buy Me a Coffee

Chuffed

  • Chuffed.org
  • "Non-profit charity and social enterprise fundraising"
  • Chuffed is a crowdfunding platform for socially-conscious projects. We support individuals, not-for-profits, social enterprises and community groups to run awesome crowdfunding campaigns, all 100% free.

Credit cards

Donorbox

  • Donorbox.org
  • " Donorbox is a technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Established in 2014, the company provides an online fundraising platform enabling individuals and nonprofit organizations to facilitate online donations. The platform is utilized by various types of organizations, including charities, religious institutions, schools, animal welfare groups, political campaigns, among others. "
    ~ Wikipedia: Donorbox

EntroPay

  • EntroPay.com
  • used by Red Ice TV as mentioned on 2019-08-10 yet their site says closed 2019-07-01

Financial institutions

  • banks
  • credit unions
  • financial institutions
  • trusts
  • etc.

Fund&Grow - Business Credit Lines

FundRazr

Givebutter

  • Givebutter.com
  • "Raise more. Pay less. Give better.
  • Givebutter is the only platform that lets you do it all for free. Start fundraising in less than 5 minutes."

GiveSendGo

GoFundMe

CORRUPT

GoGetFunding

  • "Fast, free to start & crowdfunded millions for Canadian campaigns [...] to raise money online for personal causes & loved ones..."
  • GoGetFunding.com
  • DuckDuckGo: GoGetFunding.com

Google Wallet

Indiegogo

  • A unique platform that accommodates many, diverse campaigns. No all or nothing requirement, but fees can be higher.
  • Indiegogo.com
  • Wikipedia: Indiegogo

Kickstarter

  • A platform that focuses on creative projects like art, music, film, etc. Funding is all or nothing and fees are fairly reasonable.
  • Kickstarter.com
  • Wikipedia: Kickstarter

Patreon

PayPal

Skrill

SpotFund

Square Cash

SubscribeStar

utip.io

  • utip.io
  • NOTE Do NOT confuse with: utip.org, uTip, uTIP, UTIP, etc.
  • "Creating is hard work, we help with the rest. We help you connect with your community so you can turn your passion into a career. Feel the power of your community On uTip, support takes many forms. Whether it's your followers who are always ready to discover your latest news, their likes on your publications or our help with professionalization, never be alone again with your creation."

Venmo

Wefunder

Zeffy

Zelle


Cryptocurrencies

There's no shortage of cryptocurrencies as this limited list attests. (Wikipedia has a war on against cryptos for fear of scams, yet support all the myths of the establishment and their giant scams). For more, see the topically dedicated subSaidIts below.

Digital wallets

  • Electrum.org, open-source cryptocurrency digital wallet (Bitcoin, etc.)

Alt coins

Bitcoin

Bitcoin and Bitcoin variants

Dogecoin

Ethereum

Filecoin

Filecoin with and for IPFS

Monero

Namecoin

Namecoin with and for ZeroNet

Pirate Chain (ARRR)

Pirate Chain (ARRR) - The Most Anonymous Cryptocurrency

Wownero

  • Wownero.org
    • Wownero (WOW) is a Doge-inspired, CPU-mineable, privacy-centric memecoin. It is a software fork of Monero with a lite version of RandomX (1MB scratchpad), a ring size of 22, a faster difficulty adjustment, and dynamic coinbase unlock times.
  • DuckDuckGo: Wownero

Crypto related

  • SaidIt: /s/Bitopia
  • SaidIt: /s/Cryptocurrency
  • SaidIt: /s/Economics
  • SaidIt: /s/EconomicsTheory
  • SaidIt: /s/Economy
  • SaidIt: /s/Finance
  • Flote, social media based in blockchain - https://Flote.app
    • "Flote is a community-driven social network without big tech censorship and vague community guidelines. On Flote people can express themselves freely, build communities, and earn digital money by providing valuable content. Post text, images, audio, and video. That includes livestreaming with fee-free superchats!
    • "Support your favorite creators so they can continue to provide you their best content, or put your profile to work to earn money with tips, superchats, and subscriptions. We never collect any platform fees, so you get every bit you've earned deposited into your Flote wallet."
    • "Coming Soon"
      • "Community boards"
      • "Group messaging"
      • "More currencies"
      • "Marketplace & storefronts"
    • DuckDuckGo: Flote
  • SaidIt: /s/PersonalFinance


Currencies

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Currency dangers

More soon.
  • YouTube video: They (banks) don't actually lend money! (1:02:03) ~ Richard Vobes, 2023-06-06 - " Jason Noble from InOnePlace.com joins me to explain why the banks don't actually have the money to lend you, and how they are creating wealth for them. We also look at what we can do in terms of alternative money. "


Currency alternatives

Timebanks

7 steps to help you start time-banking today
https://www.Shareable.net/7-steps-to-help-you-start-time-banking-today/

TOP 5 Time Bank Softwares (2020)
https://www.Nomos.net/post/top-5-time-bank-softwares

Nomos Timebank

Discontinued.
Details below.

Nomos - Join The World's Timebank and Discover Community

The World's Timebank. Discover yourself through your community. Download Nomos today to discover your community in new and exciting ways. Offer and request services, engage in experiences and exchange items with the click of a button.

https://www.Nomos.net
GooglePlay app: Nomos: The World’s Timebank
DuckDuckGo search: Nomos timebank
Wikipedia: Nomos, (from Ancient Greek) is the body of law governing human behavior.

The Nomos timebank application is a completely free social tool that helps you connect with timebanking communities near you.

  • Free app download with no hidden costs
  • Join a cashless and productive society
  • Use time as the primary currency
  • Advertise jobs you need doing
  • Earn time credits by helping others
  • Add new friends & use the app’s PM service

Join a cashless society

Using the Nomos App, you can join a cashless society by swapping time as a currency. Earn time for jobs you carry out for other timebank community members and use your time credits to hire others to complete jobs for you!

Hire timebank community members

As a member of a timebank community on the Nomos timebanking app, you will have the ability to ‘receive’ services by creating a post that will advertise the job within your timebank community.

Advertise your skills within your timebanking community so others can hire you as the right person for the job ‘OR’ offer your services to others.

Create new timebank communities

If there are no timebanks in your area, then use the Nomos timebank app to create a new community so like-minded people can join you in your quest to create a community where cash has no place!

Make new friends

When you hire people in your community or help others by using the amicable exchange of time, you will surely make new friends. Use the Nomos app to add them and chat with them about timebanking activities using the Nomos timebank app’s PM service.

All this is available via the Nomos timebank app, and it is 100% free. Complete tasks to earn time credits for a job well done and use your time credits to hire others!

Discontinued

On May 23, 2023, Jason Carswell emailed Nomos.net regarding tech disappointments on their great idea, in summary: 1) Not being able to sign up on Android (before I knew it was discontinued), 2) (formerly) using evil Facebook and evil Google as well as email addresses to sign up, 3) site doesn't work with Basilisk browser (while promoting evil corporate browsers rather than Vivaldi, Brave, LibreWolf, etc.), 4) why not register in a browser in addition to the app, and 5) Nomos should be open-source, decentralized, and/or distributed.

Sadly, the next morning response was:

" Ok Jason. After trying to get this adopted unfortunately I’ve had to discontinue development due to costs involved. Cheers. "


Economics

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Economics theory

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Ethics

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Fair trade

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Verifiable fair trade

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Weaponized ethics

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Food

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Frugality

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Bin Stores

Bargain Binz, 6000 Tecumseh Rd E, Windsor, ON.
More soon.
  • Alsham Binz
    2451 Tecumseh Rd W (between California Ave and Huron Church Road), Windsor, ON N9B 3R6
    548.388.2191
    Google Maps
  • Amazing Bins #1
    1365 Tecumseh Rd E (by Moy Ave), Windsor, ON N8W 1B9
    226.350.9885
    AmazingBinsWindsor@Gmail.com
    Mon-Wed 9am-6pm, Thu 10am-7pm, Fri-Sun 9am-6pm
    $25 Thursdays, $20 Fridays, $15 Saturdays, $10 Sundays, $6 Mondays, $3 Tuesdays, and $1.50 Wednesdays. Updates posted on Facebook.
    Google Maps
  • Amazing Bins #2
    1295 Wyandotte St W (east of Cameron Ave), Windsor, ON N9B 3P7
    226.739.9951
    AmazingBinsWindsor2@Gmail.com
    9am-7pm daily
    $20 Tuesdays, $15 Wednesdays, $10 Thursdays, $6 Fridays, $3 Saturdays, and $1.50 Sundays. Updates posted on Facebook.
    Google Maps
  • Amazing Bins Mega
    2491 Dougall Ave #6A (plaza south of Tecumseh Road W), Windsor, ON N8X 5A7
    226.346.3241
    Daily 9am-7pm, Hours might differ
    Google Maps
  • Bargain Binz
    6000 Tecumseh Rd E (at Jefferson), Windsor, ON N8T 1E3
    519.944.0060
    Mon-Fri 9:30am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9:30am-4pm
    $15 Wednesdays, $10 Thursdays, $5 Fridays, $5 Saturdays, $3 Sundays, $3 Mondays, and $1.50 Tuesdays. Updates posted on Facebook.
    Google Maps
  • Binz 4 All
    1014 Wyandotte St E (at Langlois Ave), Windsor, ON N9A 3K2
    519.977.7877
    Google Maps

Essentialism

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  • practical
  • pragmatic

Minarchism

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Thrift Stores

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Hand-made

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  • "Hand-made not A.I.-made!"
  • "Hand-made not corporate-made!"
  • "Support humans, not corporations or A.I.!"


Marketing

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Meaningful liberty

See full article on Meaningful liberty.


Precious metals

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  • gold
  • silver
  • "junk silver" is still valuable, easily traded, like silverware
    • Anything below 99.9% pure is considered junk, although that usually means 85% for sterling and then 70%, 55%, etc. for old coins.


Recycling

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Antiques

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Flea markets

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Freecycling

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Repurposing

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Upcycling

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Vintage stores

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Voluntarism

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Voluntaryism

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To redirect accordingly


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