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Lucian AerisThe bottom line is we need to take the power to create money away from commercial banks. Everything stems from this, and this is what PM was set up to achieve....

4 days ago

Chris CookWhy involve central banks in credit creation for either development financing or operational funding if they cannot create energy?The straightforward solution to funding the transition to a low carbon economy is to combine:Energy Swaps: asset/IP use exchanged for the use of energy through production...

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Laughing_GnomeVery good point Medial Axis. The cashless aspect had gone out of my mind. I had forgotten the hunt is on for cash and that negative interest rates are one of the likely drivers. Also getting potential visibility of all taxable activity. The reach-in and grab could also happen, but I suspect they wou...

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medialAxisLooks like quite a few central banks are jumping on the "block chain" or at least looking to providing a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and accounts to retail customers. Some down sides might be loss of privacy, tax taken on the fly (up to you to claim it back if it's wrong) and negative inter...

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Laughing_GnomeManage to read the article. Good information. So the BofE has 24 clients! Tried once to get them to identify but was refused on "confidentiality" grounds.There's a lot in the mix there. So when they update their RTGS system they want the capability for a / their cryptocurrency to co-mingle. Interest...

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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......

3 weeks ago

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...

3 weeks ago

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!...

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Paul SpringWe have never really had full utilization of resources (except maybe WWII). Even with low unemployment, many jobs are low quality and of low benefit to society. Injection of money into the economy through government spending for the public purpose is far superior to helicopter money. It creates j...

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