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SimonOften because they have to, it is the main way money currently gets into the economy....

4 weeks ago

Sumal RajWhy do people borrow? does people borrow just because the interest rates are low.,,,...

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medialAxis"Our position on cryptocurrency is that blockchain technology is a very interesting research area, but Bitcoin has a variety of risks, limitations and design flaws that prevent it from addressing the core systemic problems with our monetary system."AIUI, the idea behind bitcoin was, at least in part...

3 weeks ago

Zack, Positive MoneyOur position on cryptocurrency is that blockchain technology is a very interesting research area, but Bitcoin has a variety of risks, limitations and design flaws that prevent it from addressing the core systemic problems with our monetary system. These include malicious mining strategies from withi...

3 weeks ago

Zack, Positive MoneyJust to clarify, Positive Money does not propose a cashless society. Physical cash should remain in circulation as long is there is a demand for it. What we propose is that ordinary people should also be able to hold cash in digital form in accounts at the Bank of England.Please see our Digital Cash...

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James MurrayStanley,I do not follow how you can say that a Government's continuing, rolled over debt to the banks where interest is paid regular to them, can be described as 'free'.It is anything but free and allies the banks to continue to extract massive interest payments for loans, the money fir which they b...

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Stanley MulaikIn the US the Fed cannot buy US securities or give dollars it creates ('prints') from or to the Treasury directly. Everything between Fed and Treasury has to be through other intermediaries.When you say that the BoE cannot pay off the government's debt, does that mean the BoE cannot pay the Treasur...

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Stanley MulaikIn the US where banks also create most of the money going into circulation, deficit spending is the way debt-free money (for all practical purposes) is created by government to compensate for deflations in the bank-lent economy. Of course the Treasury has to borrow from banks to pay for the deficit....

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medialAxisA really interesting (IMO) talk[1] by Simon Dixon, of BnkToTheFuture.com, on blockchain and banks. If you haven't the time, or the inclination, to view it all you can jump to 30mins to hear his predictions of how things may pan out. For instance, banks becoming more like P2P lenders but still with t...

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Vince RichardsonYes one gets te feeling that this is the state coming in to join the party.My guess is that they will eventually want to be the only guest,it would be hard to control the money supply if you don't control the money issue.So the likes of Bitcoin will likely be banned or restricted in some way....

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SimonThe commercial banks issuing credit model, to get money into the economy, is not sustainable given ageing societies, and automation. It requires growing younger populations to continue to take on more debt, to help pay for pensions and people not working. Creaking public health care, and declining s...

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Marco SabaJust another option is GOVERNMENT LEGAL-TENDER NOTES. Here Lindbergh: https://www.scribd.com/documen......

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James MurrayConrad,'Help to buy' is a great stimulant to the economy if it is wholly and soley confined to new build houses.Of course, the problem arises when the house vendors raise their prices as a result and so sucknup all the good.Jim Murray...

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ConradJonesAnother crazy Policy of the Government has been the Help-To-Buy scheme, which requires public funds to operate. This scheme, which help divert funds from other more productive activity (i.e. Education and Infrastructure) has helped laiden the public with additional National Debt but also the liabili...

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