What is Money?

    A Short Primer on Money

    by Richard Greaves Money is simply the medium we use to exchange goods and services. Without it, buying and selling would be impossible except by direct exchange. Notes and coins are virtually worthless in their own right. They take on value as money because we all accept them when we buy and sell. To keep […]

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    The Squeeze on the Heart of Society

    By Barry Turner At its most simplistic, money is the “lubricant”, the measure of values that facilitates the free exchange of goods and services and balances out the inflexibility of simple barter. Any suitable token may be used, from shirt buttons to matchsticks to coins. Popular farmers’ markets represent a direct interface between producer and […]

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    Landing on Money Reform Island

    By Susana Piohtee About six months ago I came into contact with some of the people, and thinking, linked to Monetary Reform. It gave me a feeling akin to having finally ‘landed’ on a hospitable island after a long and rough sea voyage with no known destination and several false landings.  Here at last, I […]

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    So, What Is Money?

    By James Gibb Stuart I once employed an indigent printer who, in his penurious state, had decided that there were only about £200 circulating in the city of Glasgow, and it was a case of grabbing a handful whenever it was being passed around. This concept — of money as finite in quantity — is […]

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    Thomas Edison on Government Created Debt-Free Money

    In December 1921, the American industrialist Henry Ford and the inventor Thomas Edison visited the Muscle Shoals nitrate and water power projects near Florence, Alabama. They used the opportunity to articulate at length upon their alternative money theories, which were published in 2 reports which appeared in The New York Times on December 4, 1921 […]

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