On behalf of usuryfree creatives and readers here at The UsuryFree Eye Opener I would like to offer sincere condolences to Margrit Kennedy's family, her many friends from all over the world and her colleagues in the usuryfree community currency movement.
Margrit Kennedy, from Steyerberg, Germany departed planet earth on December 28, 2013 - overcome with "cancer." Margrit Kennedy's Curriculum Vitae.
Margrit Kennedy was a German architect, professor, environmentalist, author and world authority on and an advocate of usuryfree complementary currencies and an interest-free (usuryfree) and inflation-free economy.
Those unfamiliar with Margrit Kennedy and her work are invited to review the information posted at Wikipedia. Margrit Kennedy at Wikipedia
I was one of the over 300+ people who had the occasion to meet Margrit Kennedy at the "Local Currencies In The 21st Century" Conference in June 2004 at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York as she was one of the guest speakers. Margrit Kennedy focused on the design flaw of usury (interest) and exposed its evil and immoral function on our orthodox, economic system of debt money. Margrit Kennedy explained that approximately 40% to 45% of the cost of every product that we purchase is directly paid as "usury" or "interest" to the global banking cartel.
Margrit Kennedy was a pioneer in the usuryfree community currency movement. Her most popular book is titled: "Interest and Inflation Free Money - Creating an Exchange Medium That Works For Everybody and Protects the Earth" was authored in 1987. Since that time it has been revised several times and it has been translated into 22 different languages.
The book "Interest and Inflation Free Money" can be read and/or downloaded at this link.
In 2012 Margrit Kennedy published another book titled "Occupy Money."
Presentations by Margrit Kennedy:
Video Clips by Margrit Kennedy
David Boyle writes about Margrit Kennedy's contribution as a usury free creative and monetary reformer in this article titled: "The Strange Design of Money."
Shann Turnbull writes these kind words as a "Tribute to Margrit Kennedy" at "People Money page at Facebook."
"On behalf of all members and friends of our Sustainable Money
Working Group I would like to offer condolences to all the family, friends and
colleagues of Margrit Kennedy.
Margrit was a ground breaker. She laid the foundations for
transforming finance by educating both experts and the public alike.
She was an excellent communicator.
Margrit presented the profound implications of money earning
interest in a most direct and compelling way.
Margrit had a generous nature - in sharing ideas, and
encouraging colleagues and helping them in practical ways.
In these ways she created many followers to build on her
knowledge and inspiration to create the building blocks for transforming
Margrit transformed what we thought about money earning interest
and its effect on inflation. Her contributions were both theoretical and
History will remember Margrit as a pioneer of a reform movement
that is now gaining traction globally. It was privilege to know Margrit and share her enthusiasms. She even visited Australia to share her ideas.
It was an honour to be with Margrit at the Lebensgarten
Eco-village “Make Money Move" Symposium in 2003 and at the inaugural
meeting of the Association of Regional Currencies in the Traunstein Rathaus in
Margrit became a co-founding member of the Sustainable Money
Working Group. She supported us by speaking at our first public meeting hosted
in London by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales on
13th February 2012. In July 2013 she kindly joined many other friends and
colleagues in Split Croatia to speak at the First Social Transformation
Conference that considered Energy Currency as a fundamental measure of price
cost and value.
We all owe Margrit a great (non-financial and interest free)
debt of gratitude!"
"Full of admiration and sadness, we share that our friend Margrit Kennedy died on December 28, 2013.
We stand on the shoulders of giants. Margrit was one of our giants. She inspired us to work on great projects with great people.
Margrit was a community currency expert, architect and environmentalist. She shared her insights on the fundamental flaws in the monetary system with many. Her famous book ‘Interest and Inflation Free Money, Creating an Exchange Medium that Works for Everybody and Protects the Earth’ (1987) has been translated into 22 languages. Based on her conclusions, she became an influential advocate on community currencies in general, and on Regional Currencies in particular.
Margrit, we will miss you …"
Anthony Michaels honours Margrit Kennedy
Margrit and Declan Kennedy's Library
"It is virtually impossible to carry out sound ecological concepts on the scale required today, without fundamentally altering the present money system or creating new complementary currencies". - Margrit Kennedy
Margrit Kennedy's website: http://www.margritkennedy.de