For reasons explained in the entry for 7th December 2011, the Social Credit Secretariat is making available news items in the form of a blog entitled: Understanding Life and Debt. Or view as: http://understandinglifeanddebt.blogspot.com/
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The NEW EUROPEAN has existed since 1988 when it was founded by Sir Richard Body and the late John Coleman. It is now being carried on by the Knud P. Pedersen Centre for European Studies, but the focus will be the same: How can we find a way out of the deadlock of our present situation with war, environmental degradation, increasing inequality and an ever-increasing democratic deficit?
There is no easy answer.
But the NEW EUROPEAN was and is convinced that one important key is the issue of size. "Beyond a given critical size, we simply cease to be masters of our fate," said Leopold Kohr and continued to quote the sixteenth- century physician Theophrastus Paracelsus: “Everything is poison: it all depends on the quantity.” Or, as another wise person said: “Power is like muck, it should be spread very evenly.”
From this point of view it becomes vital to ask ourselves: “where is Europe going?”
When we say “Europe” we refer to the entire continent with its 48 nations, not to the European Union which is aspiring to take over the name of the continent.
The new series of the journal can be downloaded from www.neweuropean.org or a complimentary printed copy will be sent by demand. The copyright of all articles belongs to the
Editor: Luise Hemmer Pihl
Editor emeritus: Sir Richard Body
An independent journal seeking to relate village affairs to the global crisis and the crisis to the village.
A host of single-issue sites provide facts, figures and campaigning suggestions. The best summary of issues and activist contacts is that offered by the Christian Ecology Link Prayer Guide, available at:
The root of each of these causes for concern lies in the profiteering activities of the huge corporations which encircle the globe. Through the money system, these vast conglomerates affect every aspect of our daily lives. They determine what work we do, what we can buy to sustain ourselves and our families, and what we think about our own role in the political economy. Hence an understanding of the history of the money system and an analysis of its operation is an essential pre-requisite for a reasoned pursuit of alternatives. Social credit offers a coherent starting point in the search for common ground.
'Insanity Fair' by Douglas Reed, published in 1938 chronicles the last days of Austrian independence before the Second World War. This book is available in its entirety at:
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Ruskin Comic How to be Rich is highly recommended reading as an introduction to social and political economics. Available from http://www.ruskinforall.org.uk/about.htm We also have copies of How to be Rich. Contact us for details.
Mark Anielski, author of The Economics of Happiness (see review in The Social Crediter, Autumn 2007 , can be reached by email at : email@example.com