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Anne Belsey and the Money Reform Party

November 25, 2011

Thomas Attwood would have saluted the reforming zeal of Anne Belsey, the founder and leader of the Money Reform Party, who stood as the MRP’s candidate for Canterbury and Whitstable at the last election.

As she writes, the Money Reform Party, founded in 2005, is far from being a household name, and it is expected that, as soon as the issue of money reform becomes widely known and understood by the general public, its policy will be appropriated by one or more of the major parties. Then the purpose of the MRP will have been fulfilled.

Canterbury and Whitstable have been the location of much of Anne’s money-related activities even before the MRP was founded. In 1994, she co-founded the Canterbury LETSystem, a community currency scheme, which ran for several years, and she is currently a director and volunteer with the District of Canterbury Credit Union Ltd.

In the MRP website she asks:

If you have ever wondered why the world is in the state it is in; why the environment is being destroyed, why the first world has so much and yet is in debt, the third world has so little and is also in debt. Then this site is for you.

How many times have we been told that this school, or that hospital can’t be built unless we raise taxes? Or you perhaps you can’t afford to take a cut in wage, to take the job you really want, because you have a mortgage and rising debts that you took out, to get money in order to support yourself and your family. Isn’t it odd that we buy products that during their manufacture have destroyed forests, polluted seas and contaminated the air we breathe because we can’t afford to pay for the better alternative.

Money is at the heart of all our lives. It is time to understand what money is and how it works.

She concludes:

Please read the information on this site. It is imperative that we understand the true cause of our world’s problems so that we can solve them.

By understanding how money really works you will be joining a growing movement of socially and environmentally conscious people who want to make a positive difference to our world and our own financial well being.

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