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More and more of us are meeting up around the country to learn more about this debt-based system. We’re positive, proactive people who want to work towards solving the debt crisis and reducing poverty, debt and economic chaos. Find a meetup and come along!

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November 2014
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Conference: Launching The People Vs PFI – Talk by Fran Boait

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,
Keppel St, London, WC1E 7HT United Kingdom
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Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes were introduced in the 1990s under the John Major Government and were significantly expanded under New Labour. At first glance, the school your children go to, the hospital  you rely on, or the roads you drive onevery day look just like any other. But scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find that you and I – the taxpayer – no longer own or control large chunks of our public infrastructure. They’ve been given away to…

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Meetup – Guildford

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Star Pub Guildford,
2 Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3TY United Kingdom
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You’re invited to a meetup of Guildford local group of Positive Money supporters! We are continuing the theme of recruiting a wider support base. We will review the quiz we ran on the 17th of October  and generate some improvements. We’ll then think of more places where we can run the quiz. Newcomers are very welcome and we will make sure you understand enough to participate.

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Modernising Money – Hackney

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gorki House,
70 Stoke Newington High St, London , N16 7PA United Kingdom

The Positive Money Hackney Local Group are meeting on Monday 3rd November. We will be discussing Chapter 10 of Modernising Money by Andrew Jackson and Ben Dyson. Copies of the book will be on sale at the meeting. We welcome new members so please come along even if you have not attended before. The chapter will be introduced and we always have interesting and lively discussions at our meetings.  

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Disruptive Innovation Festival: Designing a new money system (webinar) – Online

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  This session will take place as a live, online event using Cisco WebEx. To attend, visit this page at the scheduled date and time and join using the link provided. The event In this webinar, Duncan McCann, Researcher with the New Economics Foundation (NEF), will discuss whether our current monetary system is fit for a circular economy. He invites you to join him in considering the following questions: Do we need to redesign our current monetary system so that it works…

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De-financialisation; A Democratic Reformation of Finance – Cardiff

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jolyons ,
10 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales CF11 9LJ United Kingdom
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Dear Friends, Positive Money recently hosted a groundbreaking talk by Martin Wolf, the chief economics commentator and associate editor of the Financial Times. Martin was talking about proposals to “strip banks of their power to create money”, and was cautiously supportive of the “radical” reform ideas of Positive Money. The video is below.   Will you join us at Joylon’s #10 Cathedral Road for a Positive Money meet up and discussion on Money Reform and De-financialisation Tuesday November 4th from 7pm?  Martin Wolf, FT, speaks on…

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TTIP and financial reform – Talk by Fran Boait – Bristol

November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol,
Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ
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Cross party panel event on TTIP and financial reform.Wills Hall Memorial Building BristolThe Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a bilateral trade agreement currently being negotiated between the EU and the USA. Advocates state that it will be of great benefit to consumers and will benefit the UK economy to the tune of £10bn p/a from 2027 onwards. Critics claim that not only have the economic benefits of TTIP have been overstated, it will additionally put downward pressure on…

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Meetup – Greenwich

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
78 Royal Hill, Greenwich, ,
London, SE10 8RT United Kingdom
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  You’re invited to a meetup of the Greenwich and Lewisham local group of Positive Money supporters -  an open discussion led by Chris Todhunter of the Positive Money reforms as proposed in the book Modernising Money. This meetup is for everyone interested in how the money system works and how it could be changed to be constructive and socially beneficial. Come and feel free to invite your friends who might be interested too.

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OpenHere Festival: CTRL ALT Currency – Dublin

November 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Paccar Theatre, Trinity College,
Pearse Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Digital technologies have allowed for the development of new financial models and monetary forms just as the global financial crisis has brought the necessity of alternative ways of managing and producing money to the fore. How have the new tools for cooperation and exchange over networks contributed to the re-design of money? How do proposals for alternative currencies – and particularly cryptocurrencies and crypto-equity – provide a framework for a monetary form that could be managed and produced collectively? Where…

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Meaning Conference – Talk by Ben Dyson – Brighton

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
The Corn Exchange,
Brighton, BN1 1UE United Kingdom
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Meaning conference is the annual gathering for people who believe business can and must be better in the 21st century. The speakers are international thinkers and doers from business, academia and activism, each bringing their view of the challenges and opportunities available to us. Ben Dyson, founder of Positive Money, will get to the nitty gritty of how the current process for money creation is causing a rise in poverty, instability and inequality. And he’ll ask the participants to imagine what a modern…

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The Shifts and the Shocks – Martin Wolf at ERC – London

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Overseas League,
Overseas House, Park Place, St. James's Street, London, SW1A 1LR United Kingdom
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Economic Research Council invites you to a talk by Martin Wolf: The Shifts and the Shocks Programme: 6.30pm: Drinks and Networking 7.00pm: Talk start 7.30pm: Q&A 8.00pm: Finish The bar will remain open after the event until 8.30pm. TICKETS & MORE INFO (£20) Martin Wolf is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism. He was made a Doctor of Science (Econ),…

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