Ron Cooke: Financing Energy Independence

24 Jun 2008
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The Cultural Economist Ron Cooke considers a proposal for financing small-scale alternative energy installations.

Sweden's sustainable finance system

16 Oct 2007 |
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Oscar Kjellberg is the former CEO and current strategic manager of J.A.K. Members Bank in Sweden, an interest-free, member-owned savings and loan. In this interview with Andi Hazelwood of Global Public Media, Kjellberg talks about the history of J.A.K Members bank, explains the J.A.K. banking model and illustrates how the conventional interest-based system, with it's growth imperative, is unsustainable. Kjellberg also discusses how the J.A.K. model differs from the interest-free Islamic banking system, and how the current mortgage and currency crisis in the US is a result of interest-based financing.