Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The Morality of Money

Our next meeting on the 11th April at the normal time of 7.00pm at the White Rock Hotel

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:

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Eastbourne Skeptics

We are pleased to see that Eastbourne Skeptics in the Pub is now up and running:

The first meeting on Wednesday 27 March at 'Bibendum' is now about the Christian 'Alpha' course, and the second on Thursday 18 April is James Williams (who has spoken to us on a couple of occasions) on 'Insidious Creationism'.

There has been a similar Skeptics in the Pub group active in Lewes for a year or two.