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What can we learn from the England’s Housing Survey?

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The Department for Communities and Local Government recently released its Housing Survey for England*. The report ultimately confirms what Positive Money has been putting forward for many years, that the housing bubble continues to be a massive driver of inequality and that more and more people are being ‘priced out’ of the housing market. Certain statistics show that this is not only due to a shortage of housing, implying it is also due to the banking sector’s ability to create money out of thin air.

How the current process of money creation is causing a rise in poverty, instability and inequality (Video)

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Ben Dyson, founder of Positive Money presenting at Meaning Conference 2014 on 18th November in Brighton. He got into the nitty gritty of how the current process for money creation is causing a rise in poverty, instability and inequality. And challenged the audience to imagine what a modern and sustainable system could look like.

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 ...

October 2014

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....

October 2014

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 ...

October 2014
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9 Benefits of Switching to a Sovereign Money system

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The power to create money, in the hands of commercial banks, has been highlighted as one of the root causes of both the Great Depression of the 1930s and the financial crisis of 2007-2009. Lord (Adair) Turner, the former chairman of the UK’s Financial Services Authority, has argued that: “The financial crisis of 2007/08 occurred because we failed to constrain the private financial system’s creation of private credit and money” (2012).

Why we don’t campaign against interest

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A number of writers on monetary reform have argued for the banning of charging of interest. They see the use of interest as a major contributor to inequality and destruction of the environment. It's well worth reading some of these arguments, such as those of Margit Kennedy - Interest and Inflation Free Money or Money & Sustainability: The Missing Link by Bernard Lietaer, and there's further research to be done there.

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