I'd Like to urge anyone interested to download free, a copy of a report compiled by the London based (ERC) Economic Research Council from 1981
(!!!!!) - Government Debt and Money Creation - which gave te following conclusion;
"If the Government had followed a policy of extensive
fiduciary control and had itself issued credit , rather than
allowing the banks to do so, it could, for example, have made
a net reduction over the period 1970-80 in the need for
Government borrowing from the £48,578 million (£48 Billion) Securities
issued to about £22,OOO million (£22 Billion), a saving of about £27.000
million (£27 Billion) on the national debt over the period.
The effect of implementing the proposed move now would
be that a net amount of £20,OOO million (£20 Billion) of national debt
could be cancelled. The consequent reduction of interest
payments on the national debt and, therefore, of taxation or
further borrowing required to meet these payments, would help
to bring about reflation without inflation."
The report is basically calling for the goverment to issue the money as opposed to the banks, something I'm personally in favour of. The ERC is a
recognised body where ministers from all sides often attend to give lectures. I was very pleased to find such a report as I see it as giving credence
to a growing call for this method of money creation. I encorage anyone with interest to download and reference it as often as possible, as I believe
it helps counter the arguement that we are all crack pots with no idea what so ever about the issue.
Economic Research Council
the report can be found in the Historical Publications section