I think A+B is not a theorem, rather it is a diagnosis. Technology gives
us more products for less work, especialy when improved by modern
standards of teleinformatics. How to buy what we produce?
That wise Douglas'constatation is contradicted by present obsertvation
that eighty years after we work more instead of less.
Because we are unable to learn how to pay people without their work.
We are immersed in the paradigm of "money for work" and to change that
global view, new paradigm should be established in all social spheres,
not only in economy.
On the other hand, working model for new economy could be a trigger for
wider new paradigm developments, mostly in education for creativity not
Are we, as civilization, able to open eyes for our new possibilities to
partially free ourselves from our work duty? Maybe...
Now, sadly speaking, our potentially growing freedom is substituted by
growing bureaucracy and police control because we don't know how to
practically implement National Dividend in a globalized world, where
efficiency is very high. How to pay people for not being policemen or
officers. Are we not paying ourselves?
There are other questions which brings our time, not imaginable in times
of Douglas. Should we have accountants and fiscal offices any more? In
the age of informatics? I seriously doubt. The world with no fiscal
crimes is really possible.
And who should start real reforms, if not America?
Orthodox "economics" presents as an axiom that the act of production
provides sufficient income for the total product to be bought. So
much for this axiom. Social Credit challenges it and denies it. The
Social Credit "axiom" is that this orthodox contention is not true.
The real economy embraces the processes of production and consumption--
pursued according to some humanly conceived desires. The more power
to make decisions about the allocation of a nation's resources becomes
centralized, the more "political" the economy will become because
consumer desires are more likely to be ignored or minimized.
Production should respond in a genuine economic democracy to broadly-
based consumer demand which may not of course be based on pure
science. It is the business of producers to pursue science so that
they are enabled to deliver, at minimum cost with adequate volume and
quality, to consumers the goods and services they want as expressed
by their "money votes" or purchasing patterns. Unfortunately the
present defective financial system starves the economy increasingly of
effective purchasing-power. This gap makes citizens insecure and
dependent and governments step in to spend more and more thus gaining
control of the deployment of real resources while removing individual
choice as to production policy. The political process thus become
more and more pervasive with governments establishing economic
policy. This is no accident, but the outworking of deliberate policy
designed to weaken all lesser elements of society, including local
governments and nations driving them inexorably into larger and larger
political and economic alliances and politico-economic unions--moving
progressively toward an evermore repressive world state from which
there will be refuge for no individual. Government will be so remote
and entrenched that virtually no effective action to influence it will
be possible for ordinary citizens. Financial reform as advocated by
Social Credit would effectively reverse this trend by restoring to
individuals and lesser governments increasing financial independence
and ability to function with autonomy. This is why Social Credit is
so vigorously opposed by the established power structure--those
misguided idealists, or hypocrites, who seek, or pretend to seek, the
solution of man's problems in establishment of a World State. (Those
who foolishly look "toward the ends of the earth.")
a new financial system
They want to benefit from the
fruits of modern technology
Avec mes meilleures salutations.
François de Siebenthal
14, ch. des Roches
CH 1010 Lausanne