News

5th November An article in The Guardian newspaper in England argued that abolishing debt-based currency holds the secret to getting our system off its addiction to growth.

5th September KPMG released a report, commissioned by the Prime Minister of Iceland, titled "Money Issuance" The report looked at money created by the Government.

4 June Aditya Chakrabortty is a senior economics commentator for The Guardian and he has written an article titled "You’re witnessing the death of neoliberalism – from within". He goes on to say that IMF economists have published a remarkable paper admitting that the ideology was oversold

28 March 2016 Bryan Gould has agreed to be the Patron for Positive Money New Zealand.

Bryan is a respected commentator on economic matters, an author, academic and Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

31 October 2015 A monetary reform group in Switzerland has enough signatures for a referendum on who creates their money supply.

14 October 2015 The Finance Commission of the Dutch parliament discussed monetary reform.

31 March 2015. The Telegraph in London reports on the Icelandic governments plan to have their central bank issue their money supply and calls it a radical plan.

22 November. The British parliament debated money creation last week, for the first time in 170 years. There was cross-party support for a proposal to set up a monetary commission

23 September. A new generation of young people, dubbed ''property orphans'' may be destined to be renters for life.

17 September. The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the bank used by central banks, confirmed New Zealand houses are among the most "unaffordable" in the world compared to people's incomes.

6 September. Bruce Bisset of Hawkes Bay today reveals the true story behind the so called Rock Star economy.

25th April "Strip private banks of their power to create money”: says the Financial Times’ chief economics commentator Martin Wolf, who endorses Positive Money’s proposals for reform

21 April - Forbes, an influential American business magazine ran an article titled 12 reasons why New Zealand’s economic bubble will end in disaster

15th March 2014 - In a historic move The Bank of England quarterly bulletin explains how money is created. Whenever a bank makes a loan, it creates a deposit in the borrower’s bank account, thereby creating new money. The bank says that this differs from the story found in some economics textbooks.

17th September 2013. The Green party of England and Wales has passed a motion to place money creation into public hands and end fractional reserve banking.

16th August 2013. The retiring head of the Financial Markets Authority apologised for the mistakes made saying “You were let down”.

20th June 2013 An article in the Dominion Post suggested that the government contribute money to build more housing – like they did in 1936.

 

Abraham Lincoln"The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity"

Abraham Lincoln

Links

Money as debt - a 48 minute Canadian documentary that reveals the destructive nature of the money system that holds us hostage to ever growing debt.

The Sustento Institute - an independent policy development organisation based in Christchurch. A New Financial Deal for Christchurch by Lowell Manning and Raf Manji. The government discusses borrowing yet more debt and bringing in a new tax to pay the costs of rebuilding Christchurch while they propose issuing new cash E-notes to do the same job.

Living Economies - a New Zealand educational network presenting real-value alternatives to money such as time banks, interest free finance and local money.

New Economics Party - a new New Zealand political party that provides a transformation of the money and tax system which addresses the multiple crises we face. This new economic model works for all Life.

International Movement for Monetary Reform A global network of organisations campaigning for monetary reform.  Positive Money New Zealand is a member.

Positive Money UK - the campaign in the UK that has been running since 2010.
 

 

Americian Monetry Institute - the campaign that has been running in the US since 1996.

Public Banking Institute - The public banking revolution in the US.

Economic Reform Australia - for a just and sustainable society

Occupy Money Germany - developing a fair monetary system.  Use Google translate

Full Reserve Banking.com - A collection of resources for anyone interested in this alternative monetary system.

The Bank of North Dakota - The Bank of North Dakota is unique in that it is owned by the State of North Dakota - like our Kiwibank.  Unlike kiwibank - the state puts it finances through the bank making North Dakota one of only two states in the US that is technically not insolvent.  The state has only 700,000 inhabitants, is agriculturaly based and is thriving - watch the 3 minute video clip on the banks history.

Prosperity UK - a money reform journal based in Glasgow, Scotland, dedicated to spreading understanding about the nature of our debt-based money system, and campaigning for publicly-created debt-free money.

Money Masters - explains the history behind the current world depression and how banks wield economic control, beyond the control of governments.

Fabian Society New Zealand - provides a forum for critiquing the prevailing economic orthodoxy and the advocacy of viable alternatives and reforms.

 

 

 

 

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