- Monetative, Germany
- Occupy Money, Germany
- Vollgeld-Initiative (Verein Monetäre Modernisierung MoMo), Switzerland
- Sensible Money, Ireland
- Ons Geld, Netherland
- Movement for Monetary Change, Israel (Hebrew)
- Positive Money, New Zealand
- Center for Progressive Economics, USA
- American Monetary Institute, USA
But that is now on its way to being fixed.
With Claire Boine and my cousin Chris, we have just taken the first steps to creating a movement called "Monnaire Honnête" (Honest Money) which shares the six main proposals made by Positive Money:
1. Remove the banks' power to create money
2. Return that power to a transparent and democratically accountable process
3. Create money free of debt
4. Create money in line with a democratically mandated target (such as a flexible inflation target, as is the case today)
5. Make sure that new money enters first into the real economy instead of through ﬁnancial markets
6. Give individuals control and transparency over how their money is invested
Our French versions come out as
- Retirer aux banques le pouvoir de créer de l'argent
- Donner ce pouvoir à une instance au fonctionnement transparent et démocratique
- Créer de l'argent sans dette
- Assujettir la création monétaire à des objectifs décidés démocratiquement
- S'assurer que l'argent créé soit directement injecté dans l'économie réelle sans transiter par les marchés financiers
- Assurer aux individus la transparence et le contrôle de la façon dont leur argent est investi
So far, we've colonised the websites 'monnaiehonnete.org' and "monnaiehonnete.fr", and there is now a welcome message that I did with a new blog that I set up.
But, hopefully, soon we will have a much more impressive website up and running (and if anyone has webdesign skills, we would love to hear from you).
The aim is to provide solid arguments for the changes that we think are vital. But we will be very careful to avoid areas that can be regarded as politically driven.
For me, the ideas that are being proposed are neither left wing or right wing. They are just good sense. And they will benefit absolutely everyone, except maybe for a few people working in the banking system. But, frankly, I think even those people will be better off morally if they didn't have to try to pretend that the current insanity can be justified.