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In 2010 the government cancelled a program to rebuild 715 schools, because they'd run out of money. But at the same time the Bank of England had created £375 billion of new money through a program called Quantitative Easing. Instead of this money being spent on something useful, it was pumped into the financial markets, benefitting the richest 5% but doing almost nothing to create jobs and stable economic recovery. 
So why does the government cancel essential projects because “there’s no money”, while at the same time the Bank of England was able to create more new money than the entire government spends in 6 months? Why is it that the power to create money is used to blow up property bubbles and boost financial markets, but not to do the things that we actually need? Our latest video explains how things could have been done differently, and why it's so important to campaign for a better monetary system...

1) WATCH THE NEW VIDEO: How to waste £375 billion

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I've just watched this video which explains why the government was cancelling school rebuilding programs and flood defence programs because they'd 'run out of money', even though the Bank of England was creating £375bn to pump up the financial markets. I think you'll find it shocking:

2) Sign the petition

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"Tell the future Prime Minister of the UK that money creation should only be used in the public interest"

Read the full text of the petition and sign here.


3) Upcoming Events

Glastonbury, 25th-29th June
Positive Money stall at Glastonbury Festival
London, June 28 - 29
Rethinking Economics Conference
Cheltenham, June 30
Local Group Meeting
Sheffield, June 30
Globalisation – who is it good for?

4) More from the Blog

Why we disagree with Ann Pettifor

Sovereign Money will strengthen Democracy and Private Property

Questions that the Bank of England must answer (Quarterly Bulletin ...

Former FSA boss Lord Turner close to arguing for debt-free money cr...

The Bryan Callen show: Interview with Ben Dyson (podcast)

Rate rise will bring ‘major problems with debt repayments’ (Lord Tu...

Launch of the Sovereign Money Initiative in Switzerland

Money Workshop aftermath


Best wishes,

Fran and the rest of the Positive Money team



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