Money is a difficult topic to discuss. Basically money was created to compare apples with pears.
Money is a good way to improve the speed of your economy. If you want to improve the local economy, the best thing to do is create a local currency that works in your community.
In this way, poor cities may still be as poor as before, but with a blooming economy!
For the transition network, Peter North wrote the book “Local Money – How to make it happen in your community.”.
The foreword and more information about the book can be found here.