Thomas is a preeminent scholar, author, educator, and community economist. He is widely regarded as a leading authority on moneyless exchange, community currencies, and financial innovation, and is a sought after speaker internationally. He has authored numerous articles and books including, The End of Money and the Future of Civilization which describes the essence of money and its historical evolution, and prescribes actions that communities, businesses, and governments can take to enhance economic stability and vitality through local control of credit and private exchange facilities.
He has conducted workshops and lectured in 15 countries on five continents and has been advisor to currency projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, India, China, Africa, New Zealand and elsewhere.
A former tenured college professor, he is currently Director of the non-profit Community Information Resource Center, a networking hub that provides information access and support for efforts in community resilience, social justice, and sustainability. Many of his presentations, interviews, and writings are available via his website, Beyond Money, at