|Subject:||Re: [socialcredit] A brief outline of Social Credit|
|Date:||Thursday, March 8, 2007 07:03:07 (-0800)|
|From:||william_b_ryan <william_b_ryan @.....com>
|In reply to:||Message 4542 (written by Peter)|
"If Social Crediters follow the principle that the
credit system must represent reality then the debt
system has to be replaced by one that does."
This doesn't follow at all. Please note that Douglas
never proposed abolishing the current system and
replacing it with something else. His proposals for
the dividend and retail discounts can be seen as
ongoing accounting adjustments to the current system.
Like leap year adjustments to the calendar.
--- Peter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
"The consequence is, you have a piling up of debt, you
have in many cases a diminution of purchasing power
being equivalent to the price of the goods for sale.
It is frequently said, 'Your theory must be absurd
because we know that there are periods in which
purchasing power is in excess of the price of the
goods for sale, for instance at the end of a war.'
What people who say that forget is that we were piling
up debt at that time at the rate of ten millions
sterling a day and if it can be shown, and it can be
shown, that we are increasing debt continuously by
normal operation of the banking system and the
financial system at the present time, then that is
proof that we are not distributing purchasing power
sufficient to buy the goods for sale at that time;
otherwise we should not be increasing debt, and that
is the situation."
This quote is the later part of the one you have
challenged Jim over. Douglas had just been expounding
on the effect of costs not cleared by sale of goods
pertaining to them in their normal balancing/clearance
cycle. ( a deficit between what was produced and what
was sold) If Social Crediters follow the principle
that the credit system must represent reality then the
debt system has to be replaced by one that does.
Because the result of the normal operation of the
banking system increases the banks claim further and
further into the future that doesnt exist, hense it
based on an legal abstraction not a reality.
Similarly when the future arrives there are costs that
no longer have any representation of reality- expired.
It is a totally inefficient system by the Social
Credit definition of 'efficiency', in every year not
just elections years.
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