London Global Open Table: 10th March 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 – after a couple of blocks you will come to it on the left.

We are a network in search of ways to inclusive justice – see Global Table.

The air is alive with …………doubts about money…… and the grip of power elites.

This Open Table monitors and encourages a wide range of activities in the realms of inclusive justice and the systemic redesign of the economic systems. The Table agreed a ten minute rule on initial contributions so that discussion of matters raised and other interests can have their share. I encourage people to report in advance the essence of any matter they wish to bring to the table.

MATTERS IN THE AIR …. Reminding each other of opportunities before us:

 

1. B of E Governor’s reply – next steps

2. CEJ and conference on contributions to system redesign

3. Petitions – drive on in solidarity to maximise awareness. For Instance: Writing to your MP to ask “which side are you on” regarding Early Day Motion 913 may be a good hook. 51 MPs since tabling last Tuesday is much better than any of our EDMs over the years!

4. Quilligan, Korten and Milne – Articles on changing perceptions

5. Dialogue to penetrate our prejudices – The Empathic Civilisation Monday 15 March, 6pm Bestselling author, political adviser and ‘social and ethical prophet’ Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society – even the most brilliant of us tend to give undue weight to our own significant insights, while brushing aside the contributions of others who start from a different setting.

6. Where you can find information on LAND VALUE COVENANTS ? http://www.systemicfiscalreform.org/Home/land-value-covenants

7. Updates on Arctic ice, go to the daily image update at http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ and then click on the image whereon it will expand into more detail. The blue line is now shooting upwards although, of course, it could slow down, but it’s worth watching to see if it manages to get back to the 1979-2000 average.

8. Maybe of interest. Mosler is doing a Soros by creating a center for alternative economic thinking! http://www.mecpoc.org/ and http://moslereconomics.com/support

9. London Citizens as faith friendly politics – success to date and programme ahead – a fine example of Principled Pragmatism operating on a large scale

10. Ian Mason is giving the Annual Economics Lecture of the School of Economic Science on Thursday March 11th at 7.15pm at Hinde Street Methodist Church, opposite Mandeville Place. Its title is “World without Want.” Apply to SES for tickets

11. Your response to this BBC Web page “Who Owns UK’s Debt” will be discussed on Wednesday. Please read http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/business/8530150.stm – an invitation from John Yates in Devon

12. Norwich Conference May 1/2 ‘Post-Usury Economy’ PC, AD and CC – details: http://www.norwichconference.com

13. Keep in touch with the work of the Forum for Stable Currencies as reported earlier in a separate email.