‘Better things aren’t possible’

I enjoyed this – old as it is, which I’ve just encountered: It set me thinking that really the journey to understand money is also a journey to show that better things are possible and especially with today’s narrow thinking, also affordable, when ‘affordability’ is so often used to shut down further discussion. Understanding money… Read more

Bankers’ currency and Conservative deceptions

I enjoyed Jim Osborne‘s comment mentioning what he called “bankers’ currency”. Clearly bankers’ currency is what all currency now is. The only ‘recent’ example of currency that was not (but was in fact the Treasury’s rather than the bankers’) is the short-lived Bradbury’s. It showed that we do not actually need the bankers to produce… Read more

Democratic power?

Tony Benn used to say that Democracy transferred power from the wallet to the ballot. The Tories have succeeded in transferring it back again. They work for their funders. They have literally no other ideas – big or small. Their only big idea, Thatcherism, has turned out not to have worked that well, so keeping… Read more