An exciting new project has started! Did you know that there are at least 15 groups around the world campaigning to change the way money is created along the same or similar lines as Positive Money?
It’s a tricky task to get people to understand that the cause of the financial crisis and one underlying root cause of most of our social and economic problems lies in the way money is created. But fortunately, there is an international movement getting established.
1) International Movement for Money Reform
It would be hard to get any government to be a pioneer in money reform without something happening, or at least being discussed, around the world. So we believe that building an international movement is a critical step.
Some groups were established many years ago and have done a lot of research work already, some have had an appearance in the mainstream media, some groups are just getting started – but they all want to grow to big national movements and a strong and influential international movement.
Check out the website – you’ll find the groups in Austria, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.
Big thanks go to our fantastic volunteers Christine Delon and Matthew Parsons for setting up the website!
2) And how can you help?
If you are in UK, you have certainly at least one friend abroad who should learn about it. Just send him a short email. The text could be:
Hi, I support a campaign to fix the financial system called Positive Money. Now I found that there is a similar group in your country too. I thought you would be interested to learn about them – check this out:
If you are living in one of the 15 countries with an existing group – get in touch with them. All the groups have their hands full and would welcome your help. Your contribution can range from helping to raise awareness with your experience, ideas and comments, to your leadership or participation in the research or campaigning work.
If there is no group in your country yet, please read here.
3) Upcoming Events
London, Mon 29th July – Modernising Money – Reading group
Chicago, USA, 19-22 Sept – 9th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference
The speakers are the main people on the front lines of monetary reform around the world. Here is the superstar line-up: Prof Joseph Huber, Dr. Michael Kumhof of the IMF, Prof. Kaoru Yamaguchi, Prof. Richard Werner, Prof. Nic Tideman, Prof. Steve Keen and others. Positive Money’s Andrew Jackson may also be presenting in person – to be confirmed.