Regional Economic Communities

A business and community paradigm which is viable in the long-term – a concept worth living

Working together for the Common Good

This website presents a complete – and radically new – paradigm for regional communities, linking together commercial, sustainable and social aspects. It describes a means for normal citizens to jointly finance local, sustainably-run businesses and become their (part-)owners. It then introduces a market community with its own complementary currency, the Grok, which is independent of national currency and whose value is linked to the assets owned.

While apparently being a primarily economic paradigm, its essence and motivation come from a spiritual perspective and great value is put on interacting honestly and cooperatively with each other, and to supporting personal growth within a caring, respectful community.

The external forms have been carefully designed to be practicable. In particular, there is no need to wait or work for political or legal change; this concept, adapted to your national law, works within the existing legal framework – you can start right now.

Actively caring for our own livelihoods – now and for the future:

  • We finance and own regional companies.
  • We use our own complementary currency – the Grok.
  • We decide and act in ways that allow us to look forward to the consequences.

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build up a new model that makes the existing model obsolete".

Richard Buckminster Fuller

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