Category Archives: Borrowing

CUTTING LOOSE: Russia Today on ‘Hungary Pays off IMF Debt’

This development in Hungary is a remarkable change of the tide. I analysed the 10 German articles that led to Hungary Sheds Bankers’ Shackles in the American Free Press.

What I find most interesting is:

  1. the ‘F U’ to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is accompanied by a media law – to report with ‘political balance’;
  2. the controversy in political circles includes the EU;
  3. most German mainstream media articles illustrate the lack of understanding of the creation of money, but hone in on highly charged emotive words;
  4. the English speaking mainstream media are silent;
  5. if only the UK Government had its electorate in mind, it would bring back the Bradbury Pound by the time of its 100th anniversary on 7 August 2014!

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BRING BACK the Bradbury Pound! Towards 100th Anniversary of Historic Solution to end Britain’s crisis, austerity & corruption

13 07 03 Bradbury LogoBring Back the Bradbury Pound!

Countdown to 7th August 2014

100th Anniversary of Historic Solution

to end Britain’s ‘crisis’, austerity & corruption

There is a deep malaise affecting our country – something is clearly not right. To catch a criminal, a good policeman will always tell you to follow the money and to ask, cui bono – who benefits?

The network of private central banks led by the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, have taken control of the world’s money supply to achieve global governance on their terms – hardly beneficial for the human race.

The way to ‘stop and reverse’ is to ask: Continue reading

Public Sector Debts and their Absurdity

 

English: HM Treasury Crest

English: HM Treasury Crest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Social Credit is the antithesis to Public Debts.

The Absurdity of the National Debt was already published by the then Duke of Bedford in 1947 but didn’t make a difference.

To the contrary: the dependency of Governmental budgets on Public Sector Borrowing Requirements (PSBR) kept increasing over the decades. In other words: Governments continue to sanction public debts for vested interest payments.

This chart published by the Economic Research Council shows the absurdity in nowadays terms, covering 2010 – 2060 in five different population scenarios.

Budgets 1999 - 2012

This chart covers the past years since 1999, when HM Treasury started to publish budgets in a similar way every year.

“Interesting” how the interest costs rose above the defence costs in the 2008 crisis when ‘other’ costs began the ‘austerity cuts’…

The difference that the national debt makes is the amount of vested interest payments!

Debt: the First 5000 Years – a new book about an old problem

From David Graeber, the author:

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Hello, friendly strangers, I’m delighted to announce my new book….

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DEBT: THE FIRST 5000 YEARS

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is finally, finally out!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Debt-First-5-000-Years/dp/1933633867

This is a work of scholarship, and politically engaged, but it’s also an attempt to break out of the usual academic and activist ghettoes, and I wrote it that way because I think that there’s a conversation we need to be having, not just nationally but also globally, that we began to have for a few months after the financial crash of 2008, and which has, since, been indefinitely postponed.

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Five Alternatives to the Federal Reserve: why the sun will still rise without the Federal Reserve system

This article is a neat summary of alternatives to ‘debt based’ money, created ‘from thin air’, and unscrupulously ‘sold’ as ‘money’, as if it were Cash, minted by Nation States, when, in fact, it comes from private bank(st)ers.

 

UK Uncut: the cuts are necessary? The cuts are fair? We are all in this together???

The UK Uncut initiative is a wonderful expression of the Signs of Our Times:

  • it began with a Twitter hashtag #ukuncut
  • what manifested as a sit-in of 70 people in a Vodafone store in London
  • and spread across the country in no uncertain way.

Spread the word, join in actions, or at least smile!

One Good Cut instead!!!

With thanks to Inquiring Minds.

Why Spending Cuts are another variation of “institutionalised white collar crime”

Economist James K Galbraith gave a presentation to the Senate Judiciary Committee in which he speaks of “financial fraud” as the cause for the “crisis”.

But that’s not enough:

  • Central Bankers create “currency” as “public debt” from thin air, charge interest to the Government (in the UK as much as the military budget) and call it “quantitative easing
  • Bankers create “credit” from thin air, charge interest for their sort of “money” and get bailed out by Government
  • The Treasury prints notes and mints coin, as Cash, free of interest, but still believes it has to “borrow” money from the Bank of England

Enter we, the taxpayers:

  • we believe that the Government runs the economy, when, in fact, their budget represents maybe around 40% of the whole money supply
  • we believe that the Bank of England supervises banks and does it for the benefit of the country, when, in fact, it works for the benefits of its shareholders, like all other central banks

And what about taxes?

Before the creation of the Bank of England in 1694, monarchs created money and demanded taxes. However, the first “national debt” consisted of £1.2 million at 8% for the King to fight a war with France.

This pattern continued such that more and more Credit was issued as “money”, while the need for Cash was more and more reduced:

  • since WWII 47% Cash went down to 3% Cash

So the Government colludes in the central bankers’ game of ruling the world with currencies (and the loss of their value) and credit money (and the loss of its value), while the real economy, with its real values is exploited and oppressed.

In theory, neither taxes nor spending cuts are necessary.

In practice, it seems to depend on who influences whom with what kind of knowledge and understanding or beliefs and myths…

In our efforts to stage a Public Inquiry into White Collar Crime, we need to include the creation of “money” as the ultimate institutionalised white collar crime… But who cares???

Justice for All are campaigning against spending cuts regarding legal advice. Maybe they’ll realise where spending cuts fit into the larger picture of creating “credit” from thin air and calling it “money”…