Positive Money supporters have been attending hustings events up and down the country to question their candidates on money creation. Here, Kirsten de Keyser from Camden local group of Positive Money supporters shares her experience. Read our top tips for attending a hustings here.
Every week, new banking scandals and stories of corporate tax dodging are in the news. The existing system makes the banking sector’s life too easy - allowing them to cosy up to regulators, find loopholes, and create money whenever they please!
Last Saturday, early in the morning, the 100,000th signature was registered for the Citizens’ initiative to put money creation on the political agenda in the Netherlands. Positive Money’s Dutch sister organization Ons Geld launched this initiative in January 2015. See also this blogpost.
On Thursday 29th January at the Abbey Tavern in Kentish Town Road, a Camden and Islington group of the Positive Money organisation was launched. Most of the people there had come as a result of seeing the film ‘97% Owned’, which is available to view on the Positive Money website.
If we want an economy that benefits the health of us all, rather than a few, we need to know how it works, and that includes everything about money too. In a recent poll, over 70% of the UK's politician's didn't know how money is created - and as Fran Boait explains, it's mind bogglingly simple, but totally unexpected.