Money that works for people and planet – Ben Dyson (Video)

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Ben Dyson, Founder of Positive Money talks about why is our monetary system broken and how it can be fixed at the Economy, People and Planet Conference 2014 arranged by the Danish organization Omstilling Nu (Transition Now), held at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) on the 13-14th of September 2014.



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  • Master Matthew Greenwood

    very good Ben … however its not entirely correct. ! banks
    do NOT create money out of thin air on a screen . they are banking
    the statutory instrument (promissory note) that the borrower provides by signing
    the loan agreement / mortgage .. It is lodged as an asset on the asset register
    and an equal and opposite deficit is created by the electronic numbers credited
    to the account … if you pay it back they do not return your note because
    after a period if you don’t reclaim it they sell it as a security (trade on
    securities market) for a little less than face value… This action is Fraud
    plain and simple and it happens over and over again.

    Jesus was put to death after kicking the money changers/bankers out of
    the temple.

    Hitlers government took wealth creation from the bankers and spent it into
    existence the world on the behest of the Jewish banking cartel then went after

    JFK was assassinated just as he was issuing his own gold backed govt issue dollars
    out of control of the banking cartels.

    not to mention jackal island the titanic and all the wars and state terrorism
    plaguing the globe financed by the same Zionist banking cartels

    would love to further this debate

    much love Matt

  • Roger Alexander

    I have been following the story of money for 50 years and agree with everything that is said in this presentation. The problem is that there have been no suggestions as to what each individual can actually do about the system and the structure of finances. There are many steps that each of us can take to change the system completely. I would like to discuss these steps with ‘Positive Money’. How can I meet you all?

  • roshna Evans

    Interesting discussion yet I felt the 3 options presented were representational of a mindset birthed from the very system you strive to change. There was the core assumption of inequity among the islanders and the need to ‘regulate’ their performance according to a ‘standard’ measure, and this standard measure evolved from referral to historic patterns learned. Do you believe that human beings are naturally lazy? Is it possible there was a critical lack of core connection created among those neo-islanders? Certainly, they had to be well beyond ‘survival’ to feel a need to develop a ‘token’ system of ‘reward’ (praise) which becomes a fallback on cultural precedents. Nothing innovative there.

    As I understand sustainable existence, no organisms will ever be ‘lazy’, inequity won’t exist, and roles will be determined by the performance capabilities and experience of each organism. The individuals of a ‘community ‘ understand the primary responsibilities associated with sustainability and realize their lives depend on timely and effective responsiveness to every existential threat to their sustainability. In our world, social conscience and solidarity show up as crisis intervention, when catastrophe strikes, we’ve hit the limit of our tolerance of injustice, violence, and abuse. Then we step outside the bounds of our social scripts and become independent creatives.

    As you point out, the current structure of our social contract and ‘civilization’ is corrupt. As a point out, even the collective education we receive is misinformation and it ‘un-educates’ us. Before we can create a healthy money – if we even need money – we need to address the effects social corruption has had on our human identity – and whether we are who we think we are, or if we are misinformed there as well, and what effect and influence that has on our contemporary perceptions of economics and sustainability.

    Define human ‘ecology’ and you will find a healthy definition of ‘human’ as well as a vision-board for human sustainability and laying the foundations of a healthy, sustainable society.

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