At Gnomedex 2007 Michael Linton spoke about the current monetary systems in place and how they really don't make us "free". Michael advocated open money as a way to organize and really be in control. I am not an economist nor able to speak about monetary policy. But what I found interesting is how to view money in a different light (new perspective) and what ideas can be generated and acted upon.
The Open Money Project explains what open money is about. Of interest are the way people behave and act when the idea of money is shifted from centralized systems to localized systems.