London Global Open Table: 3rd November 2010

London Global Table: Nov 10th 2010


The Global Table meets Wednesdays 12noon-2pm at the School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Place, W1U 3AJ. From Bond Street tube, turn left/west into Oxford Street, when you see GAP on the other side, cross over and go right/north along James Street straight into Mandeville Place – No. 11 is the building with pillars last on the left.

COMMENT ALWAYS WELCOME from all our friends in the Table’s wide network


MATTERS IN THE AIR …. WELCOMING NEW COMERS – Reminding each other of opportunities before us:


Reporting on


– ‘Independent Commission on Banking – Issues Paper: Call for Evidence’.


– Bromsgrove {oct 29-31],


– CCMJ annual meeting [Oct 23],


– Positive Money, www.postivemoney.org.uk or info@psitivemoney.org.uk


– Coalition for Economic Justice,


– The new Innovation Lab we are adding to the Fin Lab . Finance Lab Updates – 2100 participants 18 Innovation Group meetings since the last Assembly 9 on the Lab core team 20+ stewards supporting work of the Lab 2 Assemblies oversubscribed £170k in funds raised 10+ Innovation groups 1 Operating framework complete 40 Faculty Champions 1000+ on the online community 13 Organisational supporters. Get Involved.


– Visit of Leonard Orr next week and THEN at SOAS that evening [Raga and Mary] Finance Lab Updates – 2100 participants 18 Innovation Group meetings since the last Assembly 9 on the Lab core team 20+ stewards supporting work of the Lab 2 Assemblies oversubscribed £170k in funds raised 10+ Innovation groups 1 Operating framework complete 40 Faculty Champions 1000+ on the online community 13 Organisational supporters. Get Involved..


– Faiths in London Economy ..


– High Pay Commission – https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/12c310bee98d23b5 ..


– Activist of the season – Gillian Swanson – Gillian has been busy of late posting a long series of comments on the Daily Telegraph website. You can follow her on http://my.telegraph.co.uk/members/gswanson/comments/ – and maybe post your own comment in support. ..


– The London Good Society Meet Up Group – enquire of Janos Abel ..


– A highly recommended article by a money/macro finance guru Ellen Brown It demonstrates that the ongoing financial/banking collapse remains just that and is NOT a bad thing. That it is applying ever greater & unrelenting pressure on “Thinking Inside The Box” powers that be / vested interests to enact / allow long-vital reforms to our money systems. That many wise people and higher powers (not allied to most of our existing caretakers) foresaw all this for two decades or more. “ForeclosureGate Could Force Bank Nationalization” http://www.opednews.com/articles/FORECLOSUREGATE-COULD-FORC-by-Ellen-Brown-101106-149.html ..


Richard Werner invented the term Quantitative Easing and the blog posting for 1st Nov at http://www.the-free-lunch.blogspot.com/ has a summary of the seminar he led last week in Southampton, England, If you want his seminar presentation file contact the University as indicated on my blog, or contact me on: baz@chasp.freeserve.co.uk or info@the-free-lunch.com The blog contains some unscripted remarks not on the presentation material. ..


ResPublica launches new report, ‘The Civil Effect’ https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/12c0379b82140513 ..


The Hayek Lecture – This is now available – part 1 linked below. It was entertaining but rather disappointing since he didn’t grasp the nettle. http://www.youtube.com/user/mateo3470#p/u/8/yHXirdZQl1k ..


Ellen Brown affirms Ann Pettifor’s work “Time for a New Theory of Money” http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/time-for-a-new-theory-of-money ..


Ellen Brown’s latest on Huffington Post — “China’s Creative Accounting: How It Buried Its Debt and Forged Ahead with Stimulus” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-brown/chinas-creative-accountan_b_775531.html ..


The £140 Pension plan http://tinyurl.com/140-pension-for-all ..


“Time for a New Theory of Money” Ellen Brown http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/time-for-a-new-theory-of-money ..


French G20 to seek reform of global monetary system http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69Q46C20101027 Reuters, 27 October 2010 ..


OECD favours Land Tax http://www.the-free-lunch.blogspot.com/..


Visit http://www.money20.org/and comment ..