We are organising a Positive Money weekend away on 19th-21st September to Ambleside, in the Lake District, at the University of Cumbria. Would you like to join us?
"It's the banks you know, they create new money from nothing and distort the real economy". I realised at this point that I was shouting at the poor woman, only inches from her face. Passionate as I am about monetary reform it seldom gives me cause to raise my voice quite so much. The cause? A band playing in the next arch from us in the cavernous recesses of the Arches under Glasgow central station. They had a several hundred watts of PA system. We didn't.
Report by Ellie Mitchell
“Well, who else is going to do it, if it’s not the banks?”, asks the man, in response to a suggestion that the power to create money might not be an appropriate function of a private, profit-making corporation. Well, a public, democratically-accountable institution might be a good place to start, I suggest. “But that’s what the Bank of England’s for isn’t it? Where the money’s printed.”
Press Release: Launch of the Vollgeld Initiative, Media Center Bern, Switzerland, Tuesday, 03/06/2014