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