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Stan is the coordinator of the campaign Quantitative Easing for people in the Eurozone and former coordinator of the International Movement for Monetary Reform. Before that, he was lead organiser of the movement for basic income in France and at European level.

OliverThis article may also be of interest: http://www.socred.org/index..., as might my 548 paged tome entitled Social Credit Economics: https://www.amazon.co.uk/So......

April 2017

OliverHi Stanislas, this is a very interesting article and I am glad that you have mentioned Douglas and the Social Credit movement. Douglas' 'debt-free' dividend, which, in conjunction with a National Discount on retail goods, would be financed by money creation via a 'National Credit Office, was intende...

April 2017

Stanislas JourdanHi Steve, could you clarify or point out to what this "retail discount" idea would look like? I am unfamiliar with this concept in a monetary economics context. Thanks!...

April 2017
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Gregory Schoenmakers@Simon Bazley, banks offer you a claim on their reserves when they loan you money.You might say this is an unstable system or even fraudulent since banks don't have sufficient reserves to pay out all of the claims but you can't call it "no consideration"....

September 2016

Simon BazleyHi James, A couple of points. I disagree that banks create anything. I believe that we, the people, create money. I think that banks actually launder the entire principal into their unwarranted possession when they issue a purported loan. I say purported as no loan actually ever transpires as w...

September 2016

James MurraySimon,You may know that any amount of 'consideration' is sufficient to form a contract.So that if I offer to sell my house to you for a bar of chocolate, then that is quite sufficient to be an enforceable contract. (provided it is writing, signed etc).The point is that the bank may 'create' funds by...

September 2016
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JohnQE was never about growth, that was the grand deception. All that guff about lending to SME and getting things moving, complete hog wash.Had they carried out what they claimed in the way they claimed it might have worked but we'll never know because they didn't do that. The banks did what they alway...

June 2016

James MurrayStan,On a further point, I note that Frank van Lernen has chosen to rename QE for the People to Public Money Creation. Conceivably, the first siubriquet was too close to Corbyn's People's QE. I support that decision as there would be a knee-jerk reaction from the non-left against all things Corbyn a...

May 2016

James MurrayHi Stanislas,Things reasly seem to be happening in Europe...!But then, except Germany, the the whole continent is either moribund or, for Greece, Italy and Pirtugal, is approaching a basket case. And nothing they are doing seems to be working. They didn't even have the nous to learn from QE, in the ...

May 2016
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Marco SabaVERY GOOD WORK !...

April 2016
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Vince RichardsonThis is very encouraging,and also a very good example of the forces we have to overcome to get our ideas over to the great and good.The first reaction seems to be horror,but the thing is ordinary people understand the idea very well and love it.You can see the financial institutions struggling with ...

January 2016
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