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September 2014
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Growing the UK Economy without Debt – Cardiff

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jolyons ,
10 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales CF11 9LJ United Kingdom
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The current economic system means it is virtually impossible to bring about more money without more debt. The problem with debt-based growth is that the only way to pay the creditor is to take on even more debt. Eventually we become so ensnared in the debt spiral that it is hard to escape. Mark Carney, Governor at the Bank of England has talked about ‘escape velocity’ for the UK economy but the recovery has been limited and uneven. One change…

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Independence and Monetary Reform: How Can Scotland Change the Banking and Monetary System? – Edinburgh

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Summerhall, Red Lecture Theatre,
Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH United Kingdom
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Where does money come from? How is it created? Who has the power to produce it? 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? Would we design a system where 97% of all money in circulation is created, not by the mint or the Bank of England, but by…

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Independence and Monetary Reform: How Can Scotland Change the Banking and Monetary System? – Glasgow

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts,
350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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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? Would we design a system where 97% of all money in circulation is created, not by the mint or the Bank of England, but by private banks seeking short-term profit, where every new pound in circulation creates one new pound of…

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Modernising Money reading group – Walthamstow

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
please email the organizer,
Walthamstow, London, United Kingdom

A small group of us in East London are working our way through Modernising Money. Next meeting is at 7 pm on Friday 5th September at my flat in Walthamstow, we will be looking at Chapters 5 and 6. If you would like to join us please email me on cathy.macnaughton@yahoo.org.uk    

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Modernising Money Reading Group – Hackney

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gorki House,
70 Stoke Newington High St, London , N16 7PA United Kingdom
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We will discuss Chapter 9 of the book Modernising Money by Andrew Jackson and Ben Dyson.The book is available via the Positive Money website, and we will also have copies on the day. The chapter will be introduced by three members of the group, and there will be an opportunity to discuss and ask questions. Our group welcomes new members.

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Does money grow on trees? – ICAEW event with Martin Wolf – London

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chartered Accountants' Hall,
London, EC2R 6EA
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Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator for the Financial Times, will be joining us for an evening of discussion following his article Strip private banks of their power to create money (24 April 2014). Speakers Martin Wolf Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times  Alderman Alison Gowman Partner, DLA Piper  Frosti Sigurjónsson ‎Member of Parliament, Iceland  Ben Dyson Founder, Positive Money  Michael Izza Chief Executive, ICAEW    Everyone is encouraged to be an active participant in the discussion and not be afraid to say what…

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meetup – Cambridge

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CB2 restaurant cafe,
5/7, Norfolk St, Cambridge, CB1 2LD
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The Positive Money Cambridge Local Group meets at CB2 restaurant cafe to promote and develop vitally important strategies for money and banking reform as the most effective approach to addressing current social problems. 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. Download the poster here If people are able to post copies around…

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Positive Notes: the Medium of Money with musical accompaniment – Cardiff

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cardiff Central Library,
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Money is a trusted instrument of society, it helps labor and property flow creating value and wealth. Digitization has allowed huge amounts to flood into the financial sector leaving the productive and social economies out to dry. Finally, this issue is gaining momentum and hopefully being more aware will prevent another financial crisis and make the changes necessary for a productive economy. The concert will include the middle movements of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Clarinet Quintet, and a clarinet sonata…

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Presentation at the Ealing Quaker Economic Justice Group

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ealing Quakers Meeting House,
17 Woodville Road , Ealing, W5 United Kingdom
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Where does money come from? How is it created? Who does it benefit and how does it affect the British public? Find out how money is at the root of high debt, inequality and unaffordable house prices, and how we can fix it. Presentation by Frank van Lerven, followed by a discussion.    

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Debate on Full Reserve Banking – Denmark

September 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Aalborg University,
A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, Copenhagen, 2450 Denmark
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  The event is conducted as a hearing where Ben Dyson of Positive Money map presents the proposal and other professionals contribute with brief presentations and critiques that can put the proposal for full reserve banking into perspective. On the panel: Finn Østrup (Professor, CBS), Jakob Vestergaard (Senior Researcher, DIIS), Lars Pehrson (Director, Merkur), Otto Brøns-Petersen (Head of Research, CEPOS) and Peter Wendt (long professional career in the financial sector). The aim of the event is to help strengthen both the academic and public…

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