Before you start reading through the material presented on this web site, please ask yourself a couple of very important questions. Before you answer, think carefully about what the answers really imply. Be completely honest and don't try to kid yourself. Your answers will help provide an indication of whether or not monetary reform is really possible. The biggest obstacle to change is usually the personal attitudes and opinions of the general public!
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Here are the questions:
1) How committed to a just monetary system are you?
a) I would like to see the benefits of a non-exploitive monetary system extended around the world. Although under our current monetary system this would raise the price of almost everything I buy, I'm prepared to pay more if necessary.
b) I would only support initiatives designed to make our own national monetary system more fair and equitable. Although under our current monetary system this would raise the price of many things I buy, I'm prepared to pay more if necessary.
c) I would only support initiatives designed to make our own national monetary system more fair and equitable if, overall, prices remained the same or were lower than before. Economic justice is great, but I simply can't afford to pay any more right now.
2) How satisfied are you with our present system of monopoly capitalism?
a) I accept that interest payments and corporate profits are a necessary part of modern commerce. I would strongly oppose any proposal that reduced the interest income I receive from my investments.
b) I believe interest rates and corporate profits should be strictly regulated to achieve the greatest public good, even if this means that I may receive less income from my own personal investments.
c) I believe interest payments and corporate profits should be eliminated completely and replaced with a more equitable system of public credit and wealth distribution.
3) How satisfied are you with our present political system?
a) Although far from perfect, our current "first-past-the- post" electoral system is fine. I'm not concerned that democracy is dependent upon the ability of political parties to generate financial contributions and I don't support proportional representation.
b) I support proportional representation and believe strict limits should be set on the amounts that corporations, unions and individuals are allowed to contribute to political parties or political issues.
c) I agree with b) and also believe that our entire system of government needs to be overhauled to eliminate internal corruption, political patronage and government secrecy. Much of the power of the prime minister and his cabinet should be returned to parliament and the senate should be elected and accountable to the public.
Please e-mail your answers here . Just type one question number and answer (a, b or c) per line. Include any comments you might have too. Thanks for responding.