The subject is: The Morality of Money
Is money the root of all evil or simply a medium of exchange? - What authority underpins the value of money? - With only 3% of all money being ‘real’ coinage or notes, how can we exercise social control over its digital creation (including debt)? - And what is/ should be the role of the Banks in this process? - We are all encouraged to save for an extended old age, but how safe are our savings (Pension funds / Cyprus etc)? - Is a competitive devaluation of the £ really the salvation of our national interest?
These are just some of the questions that arise when we start to think about Money.
We will start the debate with a review of some of the facts and then open the discussion. Money has been a vital element in the evolution of society ever since it was invented about 2,700 years ago (pre-dating the invention of ice cream by about 300 years). Could it be that it has now grown into a monster that is beyond the control of national governments as well as their citizens!
Please bring along your thoughts, questions and strange facts about money.
In the meantime have a look at this video of just how awesome we human beings really are:
I look forward to seeing you there.
Best regards Stephen Milton
This review of a book by our former member Elaine Short may also amuse: