In 1887, Edward Bellamy wrote "Looking Backward",
|Natural intelligence, stimulated by education, enhances productivity and increases society's collective wealth. Knowledge is a public asset that is passed from one generation to the next. It is part of the collective cultural inheritance that rightly belongs to us all. Education should not only be free, it should be paid. Learning is hard work and students deserve to be rewarded accordingly. ... more|
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|The word “employ” actually means “to use” or “to use for a purpose” and that pretty well sums up what modern work has become. We are educated so that we can be used for some purpose. Sadly the common purpose we serve is to make our employers money. Our education system taught us to accept that it was right for others to use our lives to enrich their own. ... more|
|In 2012, Canada's Gross Domestic Product (or GDP) was $1,819,967 million dollars (or just over $1.8 trillion dollars). GDP measures the total net value of all goods and services produced in Canada. The total number of hours worked in 2012, including both full-time and part-time work, was 33,416 million hours. If you divide the GDP figure by the number of hours worked you get an average hour value of $54.46. ...more||We have allowed the level of taxation in this country to get completely out of control. Income and payroll taxes now expropriate 20% to 25% of the average worker's earnings. The HST grabs another 13%. Consumption taxes embedded into the prices of fuel, alcohol, tobacco, etc. plus property taxes, licenses and fees bring the total government take to between 40% and 50% of our income... and still they run a deficit and want... more|
|With our current monetary system, all of the money in existence already belongs to someone. There is no way for individuals to create new money for themselves. Everyone must compete for a share of the existing money supply. Everyone must rely on a chosen few who have been given an exclusive right to create, control, and own, the nation's credit supply. ...more||Canada is a trading nation. In 2011, Canada's exports totaled $534.5 billion. The world wants to buy our goods and services. This will not change simply because we switch to a new currency. The introduction of the Euro did not prevent any of the Euro countries from trading internationally. The disappearance of the German mark did not disrupt Germany's ability to trade. ...more|
|Initially, the price of everything will drop as interest and profit are removed from the economy. Then, prices will stabilize. Since prices will be determined entirely by labour hours, only a change in labour inputs could effect them. If natural resources become more difficult to find and process, prices would rise. If automation reduces the need for human labour, prices would fall. But all speculative, subjective pricing will be gone ...more||For now, the Financial Party is a political movement, not
a registered political party. It may become a party before the next federal election, but that is totally up to you. If enough Canadians still care about true freedom and real democracy, and are willing to roll up their sleeves and stand together, we can win a majority government and shatter the corrupt political and financial system that is destroying our beautiful country. ...more
|All wealth is created by bringing human and natural resources together. If the necessary resources are available, and there is a demand for new wealth to be created, a lack of money should never be allowed to stand in the way of achieving the possible. Accepting the idea that a shortage of money is beneficial to society is just as foolish as believing that the world is flat. ...more||We've all been trapped inside the PIT (of Profit, Interest, Taxes) for so long, that it is almost impossible to imagine a world outside of it. But that world is waiting for us to discover it. Like an untouched wilderness, its existence does not depend upon our awareness of it. It already fully exists as a possibility, it just can't be seen from inside the PIT. All of the human and natural resources needed to achieve it are already there. ...more|
|To find a place to live you would call a real estate agent or browse the online listings yourself. You could move into any property you like once it became vacant. You would not need a down payment. You would not need a mortgage. There would be no sales transaction at all. Once you found a property that you liked, you would simply notify your real estate agent that you were ready to move in. .... more||Surely the most difficult step is the first one, which is to face our problems with the courage and honesty that is necessary to defeat them. Those who retreat from that challenge, or who refuse to acknowledge the serious social, economic, financial and environmental decay that humanity must now resolve... they are our biggest obstacle. ... more|
|The primary nature of the economy can easily be changed from a competitive, high-growth, profit-driven model, to a cooperative, sustainable, equitable one. We need to build a society where all people matter equally; where all have a real opportunity to develop their full potential; where a willingness to honestly try your best counts equally for all; where a lack of money is not an obstacle;. ...more||We are born, in this world, into a game that's already started. We arrive late... really late, for the game is nearly completed. As in Monopoly, all of the properties are owned and everywhere we land, rents must be paid. We have no choice ...these are the rules of the game. The game is not an option. There is no other way to survive. The land and the resources necessary for alternatives are gone ...more|