This week: Thomas H. Greco is an economist who has, through his books, articles, and website, ‘Reinventing Money.com, worked to, quote: “[D]emystify money by presenting the best leading-edge ideas on monetary and non-monetary exchange.” Greco’s book titles include: ‘Money and Debt: A Solution to the Global Crisis’ (1990); ‘New Money for Healthy Communities’ (1994); ‘Money: Understanding and Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender’ (2001); and his latest, ‘The End of Money and the Future of Civilization (2011). Thomas H. Greco penned numerous articles, and has travelled the world, lecturing on currency and money systems.
Thomas H. Greco in the first half.
B.C. Hydro’s big plan, the (estimated) billion dollar installation of so-called Smart Meters is underway, but not everyone thinks it’s so smart. The devices will eliminate the need for meter readers, and purportedly make your energy use more efficient. What could be wrong with that? Well despite the many meter readers who must pound the pavement for new work, people with electro-magnetic sensitivities, and those concerned about the proliferation of WiFi signals in our environment, say these machines pose a real health threat. There is also the little matter of privacy and security.
Smart and less so schemes for B.C.’s electricity consumers in the second half.
And; Jon Elmer checks in from Bethlehem to update last week’s deadly demonstration at the Golan Heights.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news from the city’s streets and beyond. But first, Thomas H. Greco and the end of the (economic) world as we know it.
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