This is a wish list, for a money to serve people in general, in the mainstream economy. It's in some sort of order.
A good money should be
why would anyone give up some real thing, of some value,
for a money that they couldn't rely on ?
it only has value if people are willing to take it,
so this is a sinequanon
so a good local money must be at least as easy to use as the normal stuff,
and preferably much easier.
it should measure the same, to avoid price confusions
it will be difficult to get into general use if it confuses the users,
it must pay its own way - it isn't sustainable unless it can
and most certainly - available
Written by Michael Linton of Landsman Community Services Ltd.
Version #003 27-7-96