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|Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:24 am Post subject: Economic recovery plans - Styles, Tarpley and others
|Gordon Styles' 10 point plan to fix the economy
1: THE building of any modern country is a huge engineering project, therefore our leaders, including the Prime Minister and the entire cabinet, should be skilled technologists. Create a 50-year national plan that inspires the people.
2: EDUCATE the nation to appreciate that industry, manufacturing, construction and running a trade surplus are the main creators of national wealth.
3: BAN fractional reserve banking (the process by which banks invent money out of thin air: the main cause of boom-and-bust and the 2008 crash). Complete the nationalisation of the entire UK banking system. Close the Bank of England.
4: THE Treasury will create and control all UK money. The Chancellor will then control the size of the economy by regulating the precise amount of money in the system. Similar to banknotes, all digital units of currency to be uniquely numbered to ensure that fraudsters can no longer invent new money at will.
5: NEW Treasury money is metered into the economy through state owned industrial banks. Build extensive national infrastructure using newly created money.
Significant tax relief for industry on investments in science and technology. Pay down Government debt over time with newly created money.
6: THE currency exchange rate is tightly regulated in a new Bretton Woods-style system (exporting is damaged when speculators overvalue the currency).
* In the Bretton Woods system, countries adopt a monetary policy that maintains the exchange rate by tying its currency to the US dollar. The International Monetary Fund can bridge temporary imbalances of payments.
7: TO encourage managers and workers alike to work hard and stay in the UK, cut the top rate of tax to 25 per cent and raise the threshold for personal tax to £25,000.
8: EMULATE the German model of higher technical education and build new, and further develop, our specialist technical universities. Similar to the Fraunhofer (science research) organisation, the UK needs a new kind of institution that bridges the gap between academia and industry forming the backbone of our research and development efforts.
9: HUGE investment in technical trade apprentice schools aiming to have a million people of all ages apprenticed at a time.
10: OPEN hundreds of overseas promotion offices in foreign markets to intensively promote UK products and act as a base for new exporters. Drive hard for a trade surplus and give huge tax incentives to exporters.
|TonyGosling wrote: |
|Part Two of the global financial crisis - what we really need to do and why
Webster Tarpley's Five Point Economic Recovery Plan
I had the privilege of an extended interview with Webster Tarpley tonight
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