Welcome to the CCMJ Members' Area
SEASON OF RESOLUTIONS 2010
“So how do we break this system? How do we pursue happiness and wellbe ing rather than growth? …… listening to the discussions at the Copenhagen citizens' summit, it struck me that we no longer have movements; we have thousands of people each clamour ing to have their own visions adopted. We might come together for occasional rallies and marches, but as soon as we start discussing alternatives, solidarity is shattered by possessive individual ism. Consumerism has changed all of us. Our challenge is now to fight a system we have internalized.” by a known journalist
To pursue this ask for and study my draft list of 30 thrusts presently being offered in MR circles!!!!!!
FORMS OF ACTION BEFORE US TO HASTEN THE ADVANCE OF MONETARY REFORM IN 2010:
1. Our own established responses in letter writing or lobbying or other initiatives –[PLEASE SEND IN REPORTS OF THESE.]
2. Work on your own life-style economies: FOCUS! and LISTEN MORE
3. Advance the case for wider capital ownership – study www.binaryeconomics.net
4. Sign up to a basic petition on public money creation http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Money-creation
5. Respond to the Dyson team campaign CALL FOR REFORM on a basic information drive preparing the way for UK legislation www.Call4Reform.org
6. Critique and advance the Green New Deal www.neweconomics.org/projects/green-new-deal
7. Support the Poll on public money creation with a donation – your pledge via Peterchallen@gmail.com
8. Support the Coalition for Economic Justice [CEJ] www.c4ej.com pursuing the collection of location value for the community that created it and seeking a definition of systemic redesign.
9. Support the development of the Campaign for Economic Justice [COER]
10. Receive Prosperity www.prosperityuk.com
11. Join SIMPOL www.simpol.org to wrestle with possibilities of systemic change on a global scale - co-operation countering competition
12. Act on the letter to the Times for Royal Commission CREDIT www.economycommission.org.uk
13. Study the map of the whole system in articles by James Quilligan www.kosmosjournal.org/kjo/bm~doc/quilligan.pdf
14. Listen to the girl who silenced the world for five minutes. www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQmz6Rbpnu0&feature=related with her cry to adults for sanity.
15. Philip Blond 'Respublica' new Conservative think tank www.respublica.org.uk
16. Charles Bazlinton www.the-free-lunch.com/home.html a hub for many sites
17. AMI - USA legislation www.monetary.org
18. James Robertson www.jamesrobertson.com
19. Soros is intending to set up the Institute of New Economic Thinking at Cambrige this year. www.ineteconomics.org
20 George Washington - Campaign to Move Money From Giant Banks to Community Banks Is Going Viral. Move your money ...
21 Globalvision2000 - Moeen Yaseen - www.globalvision2000.com
22. Ed Balls and 'Personal Finance' project for schools - an opportunity for critique www.telegraph.co.uk/education/6931688/Mandarin-for-all-pupils-says-Ed-Balls.html
23. Advance key evidence in significant books – ‘The Spirit Level’ Wilkinson and Pickard, on structural inequality –‘Prosperity without Growth’ Tim Jackson, on rethinking prosperity and wealth as life itself.
‘Gaia and Climate Change – a theology of gift events’ Anne Primavesi. SUMMARY - Gaia, the scientific theory founded by James Lovelock in 1979, embraces the earth as a whole, dynamic entity whose sum is always larger than its parts. While science and theology are often seen as contraries, which negate or dilute one another, Gaia theory harmonizes both systems of thought. Sacred Gaia cogently describes Gaia theory's analysis of human and earthly evolution. This remarkable, effortlessly coherent book helps us to recognize the sacredness of our origins and our responsibility for the future.
24 Tax Justice Network www.taxjustice.net
25. LETSlink UK www.letslinkuk.net and community currencies
26. Chris Cook on Capital Partnerships www.opencapital.net proposes new forms of direct investment - within a framework based on partnership principles, rather than Company or Trust law - and in particular the creation and exchange for value of Units redeemable in payment for (say) land rentals; or energy eg 10 KiloWatt Hours. Such Units are undated credits redeemable against the use value of productive assets. The outcome is the direct "Peer to Peer" credit and investment outlined here http://www.policyinnovations.org/ideas/innovations/data/000085 In a world of direct instantaneous connections there is no need for a credit intermediary, whether a Private Bank; a Public Central Bank; or - as advocated by Social Crediters - a Treasury, or network of Treasury Branches. Colonel Douglas' insight was accurate - it is indeed implicit in the architecture and concepts outlined, and developing. But there is no need for a central issuer of credit, although credit managers are essential service providers in the decentralised finanancial architecture I envisage.
27. Systemic Fiscal Reform Group www.systemicfiscalreform.org
28. Ethical Finance http://www.ebbf.org/ethical_finance.html#c6040
29 Monetary Reform on nef's website - www.neweconomics.org/projects/monetary-reform. It will be interesting to see how it goes. See also the 'The Great Transition'
30. Associative Economics - Arthur Edwards www.cfae.biz/fae-bulletin/10Jan/
31.Werner's work http://www.the-free-lunch.blogspot.com/ Charles Bazlinton
32.The European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD), comprised of 59 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 18 European countries working on debt, development finance, and poverty reduction, has joined the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) announced today. https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/126332fbdad99ea1 The Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development addresses inequalities in the global financial system that penalize billions of people, and advocates for improved transparency and accountability. For additional information please visit http://www.financialtaskforce.org
33. The Venus Project = www.thevenusproject.com
34. This strenuous review of Greco is important. It needs to be read with close attention and right through to the final paragraph where he explains the damage to LETs of Greco's approach. http://economics.arawakcity.org/node/344 If you don't agree that this is a fundamental critique to be widely read, please explain why after comparing it with R Cook's review http://www.richardccook.com/2009/10/12/thomas-grecos-the-end-of-money-and-the-future-of-civilization-a-review-by-richard-c-cook/
35. www.faithandmoneynetwork.org from Feb 2010
36. Chris Martenson's free video series "Crash Course"? It attempts to get to the underlying roots of major problems facing us on several fronts. Martenson focuses on our financial system which demands ceaseless growth because it uses debt-based money generated by private banks*). View the whole series, starting with the introduction (which is less than two minutes long) at: http://www.chrismartenson.com/crashcourse A good taster of his integration is the 7-minute chapter - which does assume you know the material presented in earlier chapters! - at: http://www.chrismartenson.com/crashcourse/chapter-17c-energy-and-economy
37. Anne Belsey's exemplary work on local canvassing www.moneyreformparty.org.uk
38.Heterodox Economics http://heterodoxnews.com/n/htn93.htm
39. SES Economics with Justice http://www.economicswithjustice.co.uk/synopsis.html. Course Synopsis Session 1: Humanity meets the universe. Truth, justice and the creation of wealth. Session 2: Co-operation and capital. Markets, society and the sharing of wealth. Session 3: The cycle of production of wealth. The economic significance of location. Session 4: The magic of money. Financing trading economies. Session 5: Credit. The gift that enables economies to work. Session 6: The economic effects of working together. Interest, can it be justified? Session 7: Free trade and protection: Economic cycles. Session 8: Can tax be fair? The role of taxation in managing economies. Session 9: A just form of Government revenue. Some applications.
40. A well ordered site for info and exchange http://cromalternativemoney.org/
41. Ellen Brown - "Funding Public Health Care with a Publicly Owned Bank: How Canada Did It" http://www.truthout.org/funding-public-health-care-with-a-publicly-owned-bank-how-canada-did-it56313 We also have a new website on publicly owned banks --www.public-banking.com Plus latest news posted: two Democratic gubernatorial candidates are now including state-owned banks in their platforms -- Bill Bradbury in Oregon and Farid Khavari in Florida. Contrary to popular belief, adding to the money supply in this way would not be inflationary. Inflation results when "demand" (money) exceeds "supply" (goods and services). In this case, the new money would be used to create new goods and services, keeping supply in balance with demand. That the result would not be inflationary is particularly true today, when we are suffering from a deflationary crisis. As in the Great Depression, money is not available to buy products and fund programs because the money supply itself has collapsed. The solution is not to slash programs, but to put more money into the economy, and that can be done by authorizing the government to create the money it needs for infrastructure and social services through its own bank.
41. http://commongoodbank.com Common good banks are designed to be the cornerposts of a new economic system -- a democratic, community-based system that can spread very quickly, empowering people everywhere to take control of their own economic destiny. This is not just another bank with a social mission.