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Constitution
Economics
Education
Finance
General
Health
Income disparity
Industry & services
Interest rates
Macroeconomic policy
Money supply

The resources section provides access to background information to different proposition topics and will be added as topics are added to the propositions list. Because of the nature of the growth in online material there is likely to be a delay in our placing all relevant links in this section so readers can help by suggesting links. Links do not need to be supportive of proposition positions but can cover counter-arguments so as to sharpen the logic in propositions to make them be seen to be feasible, relevant or irrelevant. However, all possible negative consequences of any propositions do need to be identified.

The resources used are all available online and they include documents, briefs, videos and pod casts posted on different W3 resource platforms. The links are provided as a list under each proposition topic below. By clicking on the topic, that section will be presented with the relevant list. The list is under constant review and update.

Current proposition topics

The current resource lists can be accessed by clicking on the access buttons by the proposition topics in the list on the right:




Constitution resources

Speaking truth to power & the 1649 propositionInspiring concepts leading towards the propositions for a representative democracy by John Lilburne and this Leveller colleagues. ..
A Trial by Jury - 1670The historic impact of the outcome of William Penn's trial by jury.....
The proposition, 358 years onIn spite of the self-indulgent propaganda about our written and unwritten "constitutions" we have failed to advance representative democracy effectively .....
A Trial by Jury - 327 years onThe historic impact of the outcome of the John Peter Zenger's trial by jury .....
The Minority PrincipleThis refers to the background to the Minority Principle which was proposed in 2007 [We have asked the author for the full Content the Minority Principle proposition - Secretariat]





Economics resources

We are searching out sources on macroeconomic policy options - suggestions welcome.







The Economic Paradigms Development Intelligence Organization researches different economic approaches, this link provides access to their short review of schools of economic thought
[We understand that the page on this link is being updated by DIO to include the Austrian School and Modern Monetary Theory]
The emerging status of Modern Monetary Theory This is a recent general review of Modern Monetary Theory
The Austrian School of Economics Article on Investopedia by Mary Hall
What is Austrian Economics? Article at Mises Institute
Education resources





Finance resources

An unexpected systemic crisis is for sureThis is a very recent analysis by Alasdair Macleod. Alasdair is the Head of Research of GoldMoney.com and a well known stockbroker and Member of the London Stock Exchange for over four decades. His experience encompasses equity and bond markets, fund management, corporate finance and investment strategy.
Fiatís failings, gold and blockchainsA useful review of the relative roles of cash, gold and Bitcoins by Alasdair Macleod






General resources

This section is a selection of sources that are relevant to several topics because they cover a wide spectrum of content relevant to current issues in the United Kingdom.

Danny Dorling's videos Danny Dorling is a researcher at Oxford University whose work analyses critical issues related to social inequalities in Britain including housing, health, employment, education and poverty.
Renegade Inc. Renegade Inc is a TV series run by Ross Ashcroft on RT that covers important but critical issues. Ross Ashcroft is the director of the much acclaimed "Four Horsemen" a documentary covering the causes of the continuing financial crisis post 2008.







Health resources





Income disparity



RIO and Locational State Theory - Rational laws and regulationsThis article explains how the problems associated with a economic marginalization of wage earners are buttressed by laws and regulations which need to be nullified and replaced with more rational laws and regulations. These laws and regulations create a major incentive for corporate ownership not to raise wages. (RIO stands for Real Incomes Objective a slogan used by the Real Incomes Approach to Economics.)






Industry and services

An unexpected systemic crisis is for sureThe impending liquidity crisis draining investment funds industry, services, and SMEs. This is a very recent analysis by Alasdair Macleod. Alasdair is the Head of Research of GoldMoney.com and a well known stockbroker and Member of the London Stock Exchange for over four decades. His experience encompasses equity and bond markets, fund management, corporate finance and investment strategy.




Interest rates





Macroeconomic policy

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The Mises InstituteAn organization with information on the Austrian approach - mainly historic development information. [Secretariat: We have contacted Mises Institute requesting orientation of modern policy proposals based on this approach].
A constitutional settlement for the people of Britain over public choice in the determination of macroeconomic policy This article identifies a constitutional impasse that prevents the majority to have any influence over the substantive decisions that determine the impacts of macroeconomic policy on personal freedom and economic prospects


A constitutional settlement for the people of Britain over public choice in the determination of macroeconomic policy


The Real Incomes Approach to EconomicsThis is the main British site concerning RIO-Real Incomes Objective or the Real Incomes Approach to Economics. SEEL-Systems Engineering Economics Lab is the leading centre on the development of this approach. This approach has evolved since its initiation by the British economist Hector McNeill in 1975.


Where does the RIO-Real Incomes Objective approach come from?



The Basic of Real Incomes Objective policies

The Price Performance RatioThe Price Performance Ratio is a coefficient identified by RIO development work to measure the degree to which companies contribute to inflation or deflation. It was first proposed by McNeill in 1976.


How is the Price Performance Ratio (PPR) estimated?



The relationship of the Price Performance Ratio to real incomes

The Price Performance LevyAnother original policy instrument developed by RIO development work, the Price Performance Levy uses the PPR to assess corporate income bonuses. It was first proposed by McNeill in 1976 along with the PPR to create the first proposition for a real incomes policy as the Price Performance Policy framework.


The Price Performance Levy (PPR)

A Real Money TheoryThis simple document shows clearly that the monetarist policy justifications based on the Quantity Theory of Money are flawed. This analysis, prompted by the failure of quantitative easing to work as predicted, was a product of the RIO-Real Income Objective development work at SEEL.


The Real Money Theory (RMT)

The opportunity cost of our democratic deficitThis article describes the lack of access of the constituency to any participation on monetary policy and has an insert explaining the distinctions between "exogenous" and "endogenous money".


Endogenous and exogenous money and the democratic deficit

The links between politics and banking are desperately unhealthy, for all of usA relevant article by Simon Jenkins closely associated with link above.
Money out of thin airThis is the Bank of England 2014 Quarterly Bulletin Q1 "Money creation in the modern economy" that explains how banks create money out of thin air. This is what the RIO policy terms "exogenous money".
RIO and Locational State Theory - Rational laws and regulationsThis article explains how the problems associated with a economic marginalization of wage earners are buttressed by laws and regulations which need to be nullified and replaced with more rational laws and regulations. These laws and regulations create a major incentive for corporate ownership not to raise wages. (RIO stands for Real Incomes Objective a slogan used by the Real Incomes Approach to Economics.)


The policy and regulatory isolation and prejudice of wage earners

RIO and BitcoinThis article explains the parallel objectives between RIO policy and the Bitcoin development.


Money devaluation, gold, Bitcoin and RIO-Real Incomes Objective policies





Money supply



A Real Money TheoryBank of England money supply decisions were often explained by economists using the Quantity Theory of Money (QTM) the monetarists go to explanation of the reasons for decisions concerning changes in money volumes. The economist Hector McNeill recently provided an analysis to show the QTM could not explain the damage created by quantitative easing because significant variables are missing from the QTM. His short paper is revealing since it points out a fundamental error in monetarists theory and practice.