THE MONEY PROJECT--On The CBC

FINALLY, THE CBC HAS RESPONDED TO ONE OF MY MANY POKES

Since I helped found the FAMILY LIFE FOUNDATION (FLF)--a registered and volunteer-run charity, in 1973-- www.flfcanada.com --as a social activist who is especially interested in matters having to do with holistic health, wealth and prosperity--physically, mentally and spiritually--I have made frequent use of my phone and other media to poke and to urge media producers, especially those with my favourite CBC programs--like Metro Morning, The Current, As it Happens and the like.

As you are professional journalists I assume that it is okay for me to trust that are willing to give me your ear. Also, I want to hear the whole story out of the mouths of the mouths of real Canadian families especially those now living at or below the poverty line. May I remind you: Don't forget to talk to those of us who have served such families in the past, and those who are currently serving such families in the front line we call life.

Sure it is wise to consult experts, but I urge you, don't put all your attention, on what the academic economists and other so-called financial experts--the ones who failed to predict the CRASH of 2008--want to tell us.   

Just today, I am pleased to say, I listened to The Current do its most recent program in its major series on the story, nature, function, use and abuse of money. 

In a recent promo of its Project Money, the CBC said,

Our Project Money brings you a lament over a species, rapidly morphing into Homo-Economicus.

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Economics is often called the Dismal Science. Former financial journalist, Philip Roscoe, author of 'I spend therefore I am' believes we woefully underestimate just how dismal. (Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic)

 

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Some days it seems we are all just one calculation away from salvation or damnation. Author Philip Roscoe argues we have absorbed the language of economics, seeing too many aspects of the world through cost-benefit analysis and losing a little bit of humanity in the process. Our Project Money brings you a lament over a species, rapidly morphing into Homo-Economicus.

Most people have wondered about the value of human life, but if you've actually tried to measure it in dollars and cents, calculated its future value and wondered how it might be incentivised, you're likely an economist.


"Economics punches above its weight in a sense that we're presented with facts that are seemingly objective, seemingly apolitical -- When they're manifestly not."

Philip Roscoe, author of 'I Spend Therefore I am'
roscoe-book-180border.jpgWhen the economic crash of 2007 and 2008 slammed North America and much of the rest of the world, governments ran to economists, begging for solutions.

Philip Roscoe believes governments might have been better off to run the other way. He feels economists and their theories helped lead to a crisis that's still punishing the world.

Philip Roscoe is an associate professor in Management at the School of Management at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and the author of the new book, I spend therefore I am: How Economics has Changed the Way We Think and Feel.

Do you agree that there's too much focus on economics, at the expense of other virtues -- and humanity, as Philip Roscoe says?

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This segment was produced by The Current's Kathleen Goldhar.

 

 

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FINALLY, THE CBC HAS RESPONDED TO ONE OF MY MANY POKES

 

Since I helped found the FAMILY LIFE FOUNDATION (FLF)--a registered and volunteer-run charity, in 1973-- www.flfcanada.com --as a social activist who is especially interested in matters having to do with holistic health, wealth and prosperity--physically, mentally and spiritually--I have made frequent use of my phone and other media to poke and to urge media producers, especially those with my favourite CBC programs--like Metro Morning, The Current, As it Happens and the like.

 

As you are professional journalists I assume that it is okay for me to trust that are willing to give me your ear. Also, I want to hear the whole story out of the mouths of the mouths of real Canadian families especially those now living at or below the poverty line. May I remind you: Don't forget to talk to those of us who have served such families in the past, and those who are currently serving such families in the front line we call life.

 

Sure it is wise to consult experts, but I urge you, don't put all your attention, on what the academic economists and other so-called financial experts--the ones who failed to predict the CRASH of 2008--want to tell us.   

 

[Many questions come to mind about who should have the power to create money and profit in the process.

About work of Bernard Lietaer www.transaction.net and Hazel Henderson comes to mind. http://www.hazelhenderson.com/ Both are strong advocates of complementary community currencies (CCCs). How come the media has not taken a serious look at their work? Are CCCs illegal tender? Canadian Tire has Canadian Tire money. No government authority has ever said that Canadian Tire money is illegal?]

 

Just today, I am pleased to say, I listened to The Current do its most recent program in its major series on the story, nature, function, use and abuse of money. 

 

In a recent promo of its Project Money, the CBC said,

 

Our Project Money brings you a lament over a species, rapidly morphing into Homo-Economicus.

 

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Economics is often called the Dismal Science. Former financial journalist, Philip Roscoe, author of 'I spend therefore I am' believes we woefully underestimate just how dismal. (Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic)

 

Listen

 

Some days it seems we are all just one calculation away from salvation or damnation. Author Philip Roscoe argues we have absorbed the language of economics, seeing too many aspects of the world through cost-benefit analysis and losing a little bit of humanity in the process. Our Project Money brings you a lament over a species, rapidly morphing into Homo-Economicus.

 

Most people have wondered about the value of human life, but if you've actually tried to measure it in dollars and cents, calculated its future value and wondered how it might be incentivised, you're likely an economist.

 

 

QUESTIONS? HAS THE PROJECT SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY CURRENCY MOVEMENT, YET? If not, why not?

[When I have a rest, I will do some more work on this rough draft.]

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YES! It is Possible for Unitheists and Atheists to Have a Civil Dialogue ...

"By 'god'!"...  You mean all who G-enerate O-rganize and D-eliver ALL that is G-ood, O-ptimistic and D-lightful to ... you name it? I know several such god-like atheists, with whom I chat often, who do. For this, I thank G~0~D/G~O~D. The 0 (zero) points to the eternal here and NOW; the O  points to infinite everywhere--the infinity of being. Now a unitheist/unideist--See FBook--I became an a-theist soon after I heard about science. All invited to have a positive dialogue at lindsayking.ca

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS--APRIL 13, 2013

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS--APRIL 13, 2013

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Interviews near the time that he died.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xvDijehEwAo

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvDijehEwAo&feature=youtu.be

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