When friends or acquaintances say to me that Positive Money’s campaign is just not realistic, that what we are trying to change is too big, too abstract, this is what I want to say to them.
We are at a point in history where we have never seen so much wealth. Technology has never been so useful. There has never been so much money in the world. Production has never been so efficient, and communications have never been so powerful.
Yet at the same time society has never been so unequal. People have never had so much debt. People have never worked such long hours. People have never owned so much or thrown away so much. Human activity has never threatened to change our climate before. Rather than thinking about how to tackle these challenges, current governments all over the world seems content on making all these problems worse.
We can’t solve all of the problems without looking at money. In one way or another it affects almost every aspect of what we do and how we live. Yet virtually no one, not politicians, nor economists really understand how money is created and how it works. Let’s face it, it’s easier not to know, or at least not to think about it.
Positive Money has been working to educate the public, policy makers, anyone that will listen really, about money and how it fuels the biggest problems facing society. Now we want to start a grass-roots campaign that will take time, but we hope will engage many more people in the movement to change money. We need organised groups of supporters working up and down the country (and eventually the world) educating and communicating the problems with money and how to change it. We are going to start organising with the Positive Money Supporter Conference on March 1st 2014.
Should I attend?
- Do you want to do something active in your local area with other Positive Money supporters? Either organise, or educate.
- Do you have enough time to give to an active Local Group? At least 4 hours per month.
- Do you like meeting and talking to new and different groups of people? We need as many different perspectives as possible involved with the campaign.
- Have you got a bit of time to learn more about Positive Money before the conference? It is a confusing subject, and to have confidence speaking about it you need to know the basics.
If you answered YES to all four questions then please click here to buy a ticket.
We also strongly encourage women to attend– currently less than one quarter of Positive Money supporters are women, but to change the money system that has to change.