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Talking solutions. We refuse to work ourselves to death while the bankers laugh!

BCfm | 19.02.2011 23:54 | Analysis | Education | Public sector cuts

plus food banks and King Mervyn's inflation announcement monetary reformer Brian Leslie

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We in the Working Group regard five main issues in economics as essential for this:
1. fair distribution of wealth and access to natural resources, to be achieved by
2. securing for communal benefit, by means of Land Value Taxation, the basic rental value of the land, in its unimproved, natural condition, and
3. the value of natural resources before any work is done on them, to be collected by Resource Taxes, as well as pollution taxes, supplementing regulations restricting pollution, and
4: the reform of the money system, to end the enslavement of humankind by the false debts which are generated by a money supply based on interest-bearing debt, created by the world's private banks as loans of "credit". We need instead to have a permanently circulating, debt-free supply initially spent into existence by governments, and ensuring that what is physically possible and socially and ecologically desirable is made financially possible.
Given the above, the final requirement is
5. the introduction of generous Citizens' Incomes, to distribute to everyone their fair share of the value of natural resources as collected by 2 and 3 above, and of the "common cultural inheritance" of the infrastructure, knowledge and skills passed down from the efforts of past generations.
The main obstacle to change as advocated above is the 'power complex' of banks, controlling TNCs, controlling governments and the public media. We live in a 'Matrix' of lies and myths supporting these institutions. The prime myth is that we live in a democracy!
Sustainable Economics reports mainly on monetary issues, with much of its material reproduced from the Canadian publication, Economic Reform, but tries to include a wide variety of other issues as well, depending largely on contributors' interests to submit material to cover them.
It is now into its nineteenth year of publication on paper, but this is its twelfth year on the Web.

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