IRTA Global Board Participates In Norwegian Festival
Following the IRTA Global Board meeting of June 5 in Kragero,
Norway, Global Board members Mr. Sirri Simsek, Dr. Oi Kum Lee, Mr.
Dariusz Brzozowiec, David Wallach, Mary Ellen Rosinski and executive
director Ron Whitney, played a significant role in the Norway
Philosophy of Money Festival held in the same scenic village June 5,
6 and 7. The festival featured Socratic dialogues, friendly
confrontations and facilitated discussions on philosophy and money,
interest and complementary currencies, profit and ethics.
The event attracted participants and observers from around the
world, including leading economists, educators, monetary visionaries
and complimentary currency advocates and network operators. Speakers
and presenters included Thomas Hylland Eriksen, vice president
Norwegian Central Bank; Margrit Kennedy, author and educator;
monetary philosophers Christel Fricke and Carola Von Villiez;
monetary reformists Jose Luis Ramos, Lars Hektoen; educator and
university professor Declan Kennedy.
IRTA Global Board members participated as presenters:
Sirri Simsek delivered an excellent and detailed explanation of
Islamic no-interest banking.
Dr. Oi Kum Lee explained how her network in Singapore is providing
directly to government owned facilities with outstanding success.
Dariusz Brzozowiec gave a moving account of how Polish business is
coping with aggressive capitalism in a down economy.
Mary Ellen Rosinski presented an interesting and easily
understandable session on how modern trade and barter companies
function to the benefit of small businesses.
David Wallach described how the Modern Trade and Barter industry is
funding and providing capital for small business that is leading to
significant increases in worldwide employment.
Executive Director Ron Whitney facilitated a festival segment that
highlighted various points of view regarding how to make the best of
our current global financial crisis.
The Philosophy of Money Festival was hosted and directed by noted
monetary reformist Edger Kampers and well-known musician Rob Van
Hilton, who co-own and direct Qoin Norge a community currency