Excellence Student Wanted! Use Your Talents To Change The World

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Students Maastricht Attention Please! PENDO offers you an amazing opportunity to change the world and discover your talents. The PREMIUM program for high-performing, motivated master’s students at Maastricht University partners with us to create an team that will work to help people to increase their quality of life and change our ideas of what an economy can mean to people. Once selected, you are grouped…

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Sustainability and Pendo – Green Office #1 Sandbox Presentation

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Money For The Social Economy – Pendo and Sustainability from Bernd Kapeller This is a short summary of the presentation for the 1st Sandbox Meeting by the Greenoffice. People concerned with sustainability in general – with issues like climate change, environmental degradation, food and water shortages, population growth and energy use – tend not to worry about the money system….

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Pendo Pricing Strategies – Cookies&Trust

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Imagine you eat out for lunch at a place called Cookies&Trust. They offer home made, vegan/organic/gluten free & whatnot absolutely delicious food stuff. You eat the menu fully aware that healthy food makes you happy. After you eat and get up from your chair there is one thing that is missing: a price list. So you ask the girl behind…

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The Manipulation of LIBOR

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Council on Foreign Relations Beginning in 2012, an international investigation into the London Interbank Offered Rate, or Libor, revealed a widespread plot by multiple banks-most notably Deutsche Bank, Barclays, UBS, Rabobank, and the Royal Bank of Scotland-to manipulate these interest rates for profit starting as far back as 2003. In 2015, investigations continued to implicate major institutions, exposing them to…

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Changelog September 2015

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User Interface changes: Minor updates to Gulture view Welcome message to new users Minor changes on Account view Search: Full Name, Offer and Desire search Penda Update: v3.0 got accepted in the App store (NL/B/D) here: https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/pendo/id983534076?l=en&mt=8 Location based list of offers Send claims and requests Overview of previous transactions View profiles of other members and send them a message Many…

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China’s Zombie Companies

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A motorbike approaching the Huatai Cement Clinker Company, a state-owned enterprise near Changzhi, China. Photo: Adam Dean for The New York Times The New York Times Miao Leijie loses money on each ton of cement his company produces. But stopping production is not an option. When the plant opened in 2011 to supply the real estate and infrastructure industries in…

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Money and Society Lesson 1: The Nature of Money

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This is a video version of lesson one of the Money and Society free online course from IFLAS. For the notes and references, use the powerpoint file.   The following video links are included: Slide 4: Gold Standard Institute, Understanding Money, part 1 – the Origin of Money  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wd6M… Search google news for “Back to Barter” to see the contemporary usage…

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Time is ripe for anxious savers – Billions

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Financial Times Anxious Savers. One reason for the enduring appeal of cold, hard cash is the global economic downturn. Giesecke & Devrient expects banknote production to rise by 5 per cent a year for the “foreseeable future”, despite projections of double digit increases in the use of cards and other forms of electronic payments. “Cash is 100 per cent reliable…

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