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JamieWalton77Very good discussion which touched on some very important issues (e.g., there are other values - that really do exist - apart from monetary values).Perhaps because Dominic works with an investment firm which doesn't create new money when it invests, he forgets that what Ben and Peter are talking abo...

2 weeks ago

PJMCongratulations, Ben, for such a wonderfully lucid speech. Do you plan to publish a transcript of it on this website?...

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Positive Money Annual Report (June 2013 – May 2014)

annual report 2014

We’ve just released our Annual Report. This annual report covers our forth full year of activity, from June 2013 to May 2014. It’s been an exciting and successful year - we grew in numbers online, offline, and in the team. We gained high profile support from the FT’s Martin Wolf and from Professor Tim Jackson. Policy makers and think tanks are starting to listen to what we have to say. By gaining more support and building a more robust funding model, it seems like we have established ourselves as a force that is around to stay - at least until democratic control and transparency over the creation of money has been established!

RJ"we the public have very little control over the direction of money."So you can not decide how your money is spent that you earn. After money is loaned (or QEed/Govt deficit spent) into existence it circulates around and around and around etc. We decide how this money is spent. Any business that sel...

3 weeks ago

dannyboyIn actual fact RJ, we the public have very little control over the direction of money. You say:"And we (the non Govt sector) still have control over the direction of money. We take out the loan (not the bank) and then this circulates around and around."Yet lending to the productive part of the econ...

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Shirley WardellA very long way to go RJ...

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RJMaybe re fear. Although I think many in Govt just don't understandBut now Govt debt increases is becoming critically important. The question that should be asked is1 Can a monetary sovereign Govt like the UK spend what they want in excess of any tax take. The answer is yes.2 Should they. The answer ...

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Fran GriffithsPerhaps the new financial education requirement in schools will lead in time (probably a long time) :) to a more economically literate population ànd then we can have a more open discussion about what we can ànd cannot afford....

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Fran Griffithsin the background when economists ànd politicians talk about the importance of a balanced budget and the dangers of printing money.However this account misses out one important feature of this ànd other hyperinflations. Germany was paying two thirds of its production in war reparations. The money ...

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