CEO Don Mardak Interviewed On Audio Podcast
Monetary Systems (OTCBB:INLM) sent out an announcement that its CEO,
Don Mardak, has been interviewed on a special audio podcast on
Business Week magazine's web site.
To hear the
interview, go to
www.businessweek.com and click on “Small BIZ,” look for the
“Smart Answers” column by Karen Klein. Click on “Audio Podcast,” and
then click on “Listen to this Episode” under “Bartering Systems.”
discusses how the IMS barter system enables small and medium-size
companies to utilize their dormant assets to generate more business,
fill their excess capacity, and conserve their cash.
Interested in signing up more
restaurants for your trade exchange?
read the article on “Two Major Keys For Successful Restaurant
University Of Maryland Poll Shows
Chinese Embrace Capitalism More Than Americans
A poll by the University of Maryland’s Program on International
Policy Attitudes showed that 74% of Chinese citizens agreed with the
statement, “The free enterprise system and free market economy is
the best system on which to base the future of the world.”
The Philippines at 73%, and the U.S. at 71%, were second and
Less encouraging in the Maryland survey was the response of
Europeans. Fully half of the French disagreed that capitalism is the
best way forward. Italians and Spaniards were more supportive with
59% and 63% respectively.
Both Russian and Brazilian citizens had a distrust of large
companies, as well as strong support for government regulation of
Population Explosion Predicted
By next year,
more than half the world’s population, 3.3 billion people, will for
the first time live in towns and cities. That number is expected to
swell to almost five billion by 2030, according to a United Nations
Population Fund report.
The change is
expected to be particularly swift in Africa and Asia, where between
2000 and 2030 “the accumulated urban growth of these two regions
during the whole span of history will be duplicated in a single
generation,” says the report titled “State of World Population 2007:
Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth.”
This surge in
urban populations, fueled more by natural increase, or births, than
the migration of people from the countryside, is unstoppable,
according to the report’s author George Martine.
predicted to edge out rural areas in more than sheer numbers of
people. Because poverty is increasing more rapidly in urban areas,
governments need to plan for where the poor will live rather than
leaving them to settle illegally in shanties without sewerage and
other services, the United Nations report warns.
Electronic Money Triumphs Over Cash & Checks
The long-predicted “cashless
society” has quietly arrived...currency, coins and checks are
receding as ways of doing everyday business. Some say that we’ve
become a plastic nation.
Although the government will
print about 9.1 billion individual bills in fiscal 2007, 95% is for
replacing worn currency...not to expand the supply.
Presently, plastic cards can be
used almost anywhere as the number of card-swiping terminals nearly
tripled to 6.8 million between 1999 and 2005. At the same time,
habits and mind-sets have changed. Consider that in 1990 most
Americans regarded paying for groceries by credit card as unnatural.
Now cards cover about 65% of food sales.
Plus there’s electronic banking
(83% of Social Security beneficiaries receive their monthly payments
by automatic deposit), internet buying, prepaid cards, and automatic
identity tags for toll booths
The Federal Reserve estimates
that from a peak of almost 50 billion in 1995, the number of checks
written in the U.S. fell to 36.6 billion in 2003, while the number
of electronic payments rose from 15 billion to 44 billion. In 1970,
the economy’s relative need for cash was almost twice as high as in
2006 which supported a $13 trillion economy with only $400 billion
The triumph of electronic money
reflects its origins in technology. In many ways it’s cheaper than
cash or checks. The Fed says that processing an electronic payment
costs a fifth as much as a check. It’s also more convenient as
people don’t need to run so often to the bank or ATMs for cash.
A dramatic change has taken
place over time that many do not even notice. Experts say we have
crossed a cultural as well as an economic threshold when plastic and
money became synonyms.
Universal Law-Of-Reciprocity Key To Trade Exchange Success
exchange owner in the world should not only be aware of the
law-of-reciprocity, but using it, in the operation of their
exchange owners are invited to e-mail
for more information on how you can become “the exchange of choice”
in your area. When e-mailing Bob Meyer, put “Law of Reciprocity” in
the subject line.
The Easiest $100,000 You’ll Ever
Bring To The Bottomline!
cash, as usual, from the guest accounts staying at your
facility that require the use of professional AV services.
And rather than shouldering your ongoing employee costs, or
your current vendor’s cash agreement for AV services,
here’s a much better alternative:
with a proven national vendor (a sterling 25-year track
record) who will provide all of the AV services for your
hotel on a 100% TRADE BASIS! (Payment to be in the form of
hotel rooms and/or trade dollars.)
Your hotel’s annual AV billings must be a minimum of $200,000, and this
offer is available only in the continental United States.
confidential introduction contact Bob Meyer via e-mail:
(Please type in AV Services On Trade in the subject
line of your e-mail.)
Attention Trade Exchange Owners:
member hotel(s) have a minimum of 10,000 sq. feet of meeting
space and annual billings of at least $200,000 for AV
services this is a great opportunity to earn substantial
cash service fees on the hundreds of thousands of trade
dollars your hotel member will be paying the vendor. Contact
Bob Meyer at the above e-mail.
How To Get More Sales In
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marketing report shows proven ways to rapidly boost your
restaurant’s sales & profits.
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The Growth and Use of Secondary Capital (New Money) Creates
Unprecedented Wealth In Today’s New Age Of Possibility
many forms of secondary capital—which can be defined as any
financial instrument that measures and communicates value in a
common language. Would you like to see and learn more about the many
forms of secondary capital?
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