15 Jan '13, 9am

On the #Bitcoin fork saga: inspired to Silvio Gesell is implementing demurrage I guess. promising!

On the #Bitcoin fork saga: inspired to Silvio Gesell is implementing demurrage I guess. promising!

Gesell is the founder of the free economy, an economic outsider who nevertheless was recognized by Keynes, in a certain sense, as his forerunner. He is therefore still considered to be above all a Keynesian economist, even a kind of hyper-Keynesian, that is to say, an advocate of a school that propagates the lowest (nominal) interest rate possible as a means of avoiding crises. Gesell, however, also recognized that the problem of a crisis cannot be solved solely by reducing the rates of interest... Gesell suggests, therefore, as the necessary correlative to the introduction of ‘free money’ ... the introduction of ‘free land’... Gesell's chief work thus carries the title ‘A Natural Economic Order Through Free Land (!) and Free Money’. It proves that the real aspects of an economy – that is to say, the claim on land or resources – must never be lost from view, even if primar...

Full article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvio_Gesell

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