Here’s a question that really matters…

The guys from Positive Money went to ask young people a few questions about money.

The first questions they asked were no-brainers. “Duh, everyone knows that.” But then they asked:

Do you know where money comes from?

Our money system hits young people the hardest. High house prices leave first time buyers struggling on the property ladder. Students are leaving higher education under ever increasing mountains of debt. Unemployment across Europe shot up after the financial crisis, and remains highest among young people.

The money system lies at the heart of all of these problems – and yet most people have no idea how money is created and the impact this has on society.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Visit positivemoney.org for more information.

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About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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5 Responses to Here’s a question that really matters…

  1. Hariod Brawn says:

    Absolutely spot one, Pendantry, the young are disenfranchised. Privatising the supply of money in the form of debt issuance has gotten completely out of hand, unsurprisingly. Money is a public good, and its supply should be under the control of the state, in my opinion, as should all public goods, such as transport, utilities, and food.

  2. Dream on. I hold on to the positive money system. Always pay off my credit card and expenses directly.
    So, a bad client for a system that is built on the profit from people’s debts. I wish I could be positive about the general development , but…. I fear it needs a massive financial crash to change that still developing trend of loan on loan upon loan.

    • pendantry says:

      I hear you. It would be better if everyone were to insist that the current system were to be changed prior to that crash, though. I will dream on 🙂

  3. Phoenix Autumn says:

    Interesting and thought provoking video.

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