The private mafia that controls the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve
may have what Major Douglas
called the monopoly of credit, but although their perfidious Maastricht Treaty forbids governments
from funding their deficits by printing their own currency, concerned politicians, traders and ordinary people have found a way to bypass it at the local level. In Bristol, over a hundred firms have signed up to their local currency, the Bristol Pound
The Bristol pound has its own website
and tomorrow the people behind it are holding a big launch event in the city at St Nicholas Market.
If you want to get involved with this sort of thing you can find information on the LETSLink UK website
. And, if you are not in the UK, many other countries
now have similar local currencies, local trading and barter systems.