2010-05-25

Radikala idéer



Man blir förundrad över detta var de radikala och progressiva idéerna om hur krisens ska attackeras kommer ifrån dessa dagar, den avsonade förmenta vänstern har inte mycket att bjuda på. Det som ska föreställa ett vänsteralternativ i höstens val är mest en försagd historia som är livrädda för att inte utmana det neo-klassiaka fundamentet som i och för sig det ledande skiktet har köpt för länge sen.

Från en medlem av "vargflocken".

EU can help Greece by exiting the eurozone
Richard A. Werner / Special to The Daily Yomiuri

"It turns out that the solution to Greece's problems in particular and the sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone in general is simple. European nations--especially Germany--must now pull together, show solidarity with Greece and act in unison: Member countries should do the sensible thing, and all exit the eurozone. This would have to be done simultaneously with a compulsory exchange of all bank deposits into local currency at the original euro conversion rate. After this one-off transaction at a fixed exchange rate, each currency would start to float."

This simple step would solve the European sovereign debt problem--and not only that of Greece--in one stroke: While all national debt would become external debt denominated in a foreign currency (the euro), this euro would be without the backing of any economy. It would collapse, reducing the local currency value of euro debt to virtually zero.

Effectively, the Year of Jubilee would be called: All eurozone national debts would evaporate--without any default. Greece's sovereign debt problem would be solved, as would that of Portugal, Spain and Ireland. And even the national debts of France and Germany would no longer exist. Taxpayers in all eurozone countries would benefit as they never have before. Taxes could be lowered. Public spending could be boosted all over Europe, for instance, on national health insurance, medical care and generous pension systems. Free, high-quality education for all could be introduced and maintained across the eurozone. Governments would have enough money to tackle the important challenges of the day, such as climate change and demographic problems--instead of wasting decades on a misguided and dangerous project to create the United States of Europe (which was concocted by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, the Central Intelligence Agency's predecessor).
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Nations would once again have control over their economic destiny by possessing the most powerful economic tool, monetary policy.
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There would be many further benefits. With central banks restored to nation-states, the public privilege of creating the money supply could once again be put to proper use by employing it only for productive activities. Credit creation by commercial banks and the central bank would be banned if it was to be used for unproductive purposes. This includes credit creation for asset transactions. These are the source of the boom-bust cycles and the recurring banking crises.
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After the exit from the euro, the next step should be to downsize the Brussels bureaucratic aristocracy (an unelected elite making decisions without accountability). The hundreds of millions saved in tax-free salaries of overpaid and underworked bureaucrats in Brussels would furnish fully paid pension systems and medical care for aging Europe, ...
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Actually, the aging problem itself could then be solved: The dearth of children is largely due to government policies that discourage parents from having children. There is nothing as productive as bearing and rearing children. For the birth of each child, parents should receive the equivalent of $200,000, created from scratch by each national central bank. This would be noninflationary, as people are the source of productivity and growth. Birthrates would shoot up in no time.
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the worthless Eurobond certificates could be framed beautifully and used to decorate the central banks's hallowed marbled hallways as well as those of the oversized Brussels buildings that currently house the European Commission, saving the taxpayer a lot of money on otherwise expensive art purchases. Soon after, the Brussels buildings could be turned into an educationally valuable Museum of Bureaucracy--a kind of memorial place to learn from the horrors of the past--
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The inventors of modern interest rate-based banking would approve of this proposal. Already, almost 5,000 years ago the Babylonians thought regular debt cancellations were essential to avoid the fundamental problem of compounding interest and fractional reserve banking ...
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3 comments:

Björn Nilsson sa...

Det var 3600 år sedan babylonierna tvingades till stora skuldavskrivningar bland annat efter att dåtidens "privatiseringar" hade slagit fel. Annars är det intressanta synpunkter. Alla blir lyckliga ... utom en grupp som missats, nämligen de banker och andra finansiella institutioner som tänker tjäna grova pengar på att vrida ut maximalt från skuldsatta staters fattigare invånare! Och tyvärr har ju de här bankerna en jäkla makt. Sedan har vi ju en kår av politiker och byråkrater som lever på EU-tanken förstås, men de kanske ändå har mindre makt än bankerna.

Angående progressiva förslag så är det väl mest Birger Schlaug som sitter hemma i Vingåker och funderar, allt medan hans gamla parti blir allt menlösare ...

Teckentydaren sa...

Han drog väl till lite där med Babylonien men redan Sumerien lär ha haft skuldavskrivningar om det var dessa som hade när det tillträdde en ny regent vet jag inte. Enligt en del lär i varje fall det där med olika former av återkommande skuldavskrivningar ha berott på att de förstod problemet med tillväxten i ränta på ränta. Det är förmodligen från dessa tidigare civilisationer som de som kokade ihop den judiska heliga skriften plockade upp att vart sjunde år skulle skulder efterskänkas.

De europeiska bankerna är ändå på väg ner i ett svart hål och han fick med ett stycke om hur denna servicesektor skulle rekonstrueras. Det är ett ensidigt fokus på de offentliga finanserna, där man har haft så kallad ordning på dessa så är den privata sektorn desto mer skuldtyngt, Spanien, Portugal och Irland är totalt sett betydligt mer skuldsatta än Grekland. Med det perssonitiska saneringsreceptet och krympande ekonomier som nu EU och IMF förordar kommer arbetslösheten att öka än mer och folk kommer inte att kunna betala sina skulder.

Jan Wiklund sa...

Jag föreslår den norska tänktanken ResPublica, som finansieras av Fagforbundet (ung. Kommunal plus diverse småförbund) och Senterpartiet (!)

Se http://www.respublica.no/

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