This is an excerpt from James Robertson's newsletter. James Robertson is the co-author of the book Creating New Money: A Monetary Reform for the Information Age (2000). Positive Money proposals are heavily based on this work which in turn builds on the original proposal for „Full Reserve Banking“ by Irving Fisher.
MPs lack basic knowledge about the fundamentals of money, leaving them ill-equipped to understand the impending dangers of another house price boom or a second credit bubble, according to an exclusive Dods Monitoring poll commissioned by Positive Money, the campaign body calling for fundamental reform of our money and banking system.
The people of Scotland are in a unique position – the independence debate has presented us the opportunity to re-imagine our nation afresh. We can ask: what would the country look like if we designed it from scratch today?