Der Arbeitsbereich des Ausschusses deckt sich mit Ausnahme der Haushaltspolitik mit den Zuständigkeiten des Bundesministeriums der Finanzen. Aufgabe des Finanzausschusses ist es, die ihm vom Plenum des Deutschen Bundestags überwiesenen Vorlagen zu beraten: Insbesondere Gesetzentwürfe der Bundesregierung, der Fraktionen und des Bundesrates, aber auch Anträge der Fraktionen, Berichte der Bundesregierung sowie Vorlagen der Europäischen Union. In den Bereichen der Finanzmarktregulierung (Banken, Wertpapier- und Versicherungsgeschäft), des Zollwesens und der Steuerpolitik hat der Finanzausschuss in der Regel die federführende Beratung inne.
There are ideas how to rescue Greece’s economy wrecked by the financial system.
First Greece was “introduced” into the Euro-Economic zone from Goldman-Sachs consultants – then the (obviously) corrupt Government took all the money they could borrow and ran away.
Now Greece has voted Left and got a Left government – but this government seemed to be manipulated by (Banks?) to not act upon what was promised. (I assume they are not stupid and not that corrupt)
So things are kind of “stuck” in embedded into a”generally stuck” monetary-debt system be it the Dollar or the Euro.
So there are people with new ideas and new concepts like introducing a complementary (but still Euro-bound) new currency in Greece only for Greece by Greece.
But will anyone listen or follow suit?
Or will “privatization interests” and “PowerAddiction” of those who want to control the world by money – be stronger?
“Wirtschaftsaufschwung in den Krisenstaaten durch umlaufbeschleunigtes und abflussgebremstes Regiogeld von Christian Gelleri und Thomas Mayer, Februar 2012
Die Bewältigung der Eurokrise ist möglich. Ein die regionale Wirtschaft und reduziert das Handelsdefizit.
– Der Staat hat durch die Ausgabe des Regios sehr effektiver Weg ist das Expressgeld:
– Damit können die Euro-Krisenstaaten den Geldfluss in ihren Volkswirtschaften beschleunigen (Liquiditätsoptimierung), was zu Wirt-schaftswachstum, neuen Arbeitsplätzen, mehr Steuereinnahmen und mehr Unabhängigkeit vom Ausland führt.
– Die Parlamente und Regierungen von Griechenland, Portugal oder Irland können das selbst beschließen und ein staatliches Regiogeld ein-führen, im Folgenden ”Regio” genannt.
– Der Regio ist keine eigenständige unabhängige Währung, sondern ein ”Nebengeld” des Euro, ist an diesen gekoppelt und wird zusätzlich zu
diesem verwendet. Er ist durch hinterlegte Euro gedeckt und wird vom Staat zusammen mit der Notenbank in Umlauf gebracht.
Wenn man sich einmal vorstellt, dass eine Maß nahme, die den einzelnen Bürger im Durchschnitt etwa 50 (N)EURO im Jahr kostet, eine durchschnittliche Einnahme von 6.000 (N)EURO erzeugt, dann muss man sich fragen, warum das noch nicht längst umgesetzt ist.
Die Antwort ist einfach: Anders denken ist anstrengend.
Wenn wir so weiterdenken wie bisher, dann drucken wir pro Monat 60 Milliarden Euro und kaufen dafür Altschulden.
Dadurch steigen zwar die Börsenkurse ins Unermessliche, aber den Bürgern bringt das rein gar nichts, außer dass jeder einzelne von uns am Ende die Rechnung bekommt: 2.000 Euro sozusagen als erster Abschlag für die noch kommenden größeren Rechnungen.
Das haben wir bzw. unsere Banker und Politiker halt bestens gelernt:
Schulden mit noch mehr Schulden bezahlen.
Die Idee, das Geld in Griechenland einzusperren und unter Umlaufzwang zu setzen, würde voraussetzen, dass wir die Gelddruckmaschine für eine Weile anhalten und vielleicht sogar einen Teil der zu viel gedruckten Euro vernichten. Verrückt, oder?”
In recent years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has re-emerged as a central actor in global economic governance. Its rhetoric and policies suggest that the organization has radically changed the ways in which it offers financial assistance to countries in economic trouble. We revisit two long-standing controversies: Has the policy content of IMF programmes evolved to allow for more policy space? Do these programmes now allow for the protection of labour and social policies? We collected relevant archival material on the IMF’s lending operations and identified all policy conditionality in IMF loan agreements between 1985 and 2014, extracting 55,465 individual conditions across 131 countries in total. We find little evidence of a fundamental transformation of IMF conditionality. The organization’s post-2008 programmes reincorporated many of the mandated reforms that the organization claims to no longer advocate and the number of conditions has been increasing. We also find that policies introduced to ameliorate the social consequences of IMF macroeconomic advice have been inadequately incorporated into programme design. Drawing on this evidence, we argue that multiple layers of rhetoric and ceremonial reforms have been designed to obscure the actual practice of adjustment programmes, revealing an escalating commitment to hypocrisy.
Alexander Kentikelenis is a research fellow in politics at Oxford University, and a fellow in global social protection at Harvard University. He has published extensively on the effects of economic crises, austerity, and structural reforms on social protection policies.
Thomas Stubbs is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Waikato, and a research associate in political economy at the University of Cambridge. He has recently published on donor behavior in aid allocation and on the effects of structural adjustment on health systems.
Lawrence King is a professor of sociology and political economy at the University of Cambridge. He has published extensively on the transition from socialism to capitalism and the political economy of public health.
“I had been accidentally – part of situations (professional jobs) that usually are mutually exclusive – i had been a central banker – i had been involved in the design of the Euro – i had been an off-shore currency fund manager – i had been an academic and i had been president of an electronic payment system – i have been working with the largest multi-nationals on this planet – and i have been working with some of the poorest countries of this planet.
Every one of this angles has every time given me a way of looking at money – in a way that was not visible from the other angles.”
“Humanity faces an extraordinary series of unprecedented challenges:
Aging of Society
Monetary Instabilities under the current system
Structural Unemployment – because the technologies we have today – can have economic growth without jobs
Money as a solution
“The conventional money is incompatible with sustainability”
“It has a number of implicit automatic programs that are incompatible with that.”
The way money is created – it is pro-cyclical – it increases the business-cycle
it brings all the users in competition with each others. Which is not the best way to operate in certain environments.
is this the Orwellian plan of constant warfare? (just to keep poor people busy from revolting against the filthy rich?)
Learning from Nature
“Nature does NOT look for MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY.”
It looks for a balance on efficiency on one side and resilience on the other.
If the balance is not correct – if you only go for efficiency – you gonna have a very fragile system.
If you have a over-emphasis on resilience you have stagnation.
Conventional money is extremely efficient.
Money and Sustainability
“The challenges i have mentioned – i claim non of them can be addressed within the current monetary paradigm. (i.e. with a single currency created through bank-debt with interest – none of that is feasable)
With complementary currencies one can address every single one of them.
Money is the most important/powerful leverage point – because it changes the motivation system.
We need to rethink the motivation system that makes it possible to address those challenges.
Complementary Currencies Influencing Behavior
“A complementary currency is a medium of exchange other than conventional money – that people use – within a particular community.
The oldest complementary currency – what i call loyalty currency – the frequent flyer miles – provided motivation to change behavior to use the same airline or return to the same shop.
Those commercial currencies are usefull for the airline or shops but they won’t do anything for society.
Using this technology which is established – 40 years is enough time – a technology that comes from the information age – but apply them for things that do make a difference.
Changing behavior towards the environment, changing behavior to people – motivating people to do things that they won’t do spontaneously – and there is a long list of things that this could apply to.
We need to change behavior on a very large scale rather quickly.
The alternative is regulation or force – prohibiting people to do things – with a currency you can make it attractive – it’s a pull as opposed to a push – and that is a lot more powerful and way more effective.
The big advantage of complementary currencies is you choose your objectives – and you can design a currency that specifically motivates and changes behavior in the direction you are trying to motivate.
If you want to motivate people around the world – to have a complementary currency that specifically aims these behavior patterns and is exportable anywhere in the world – and you can actually bring everybody on board.”
“There are more people on the planet having mobile phones than bank accounts.
And the costs of these things 20-30 bucks you have a system that can take part into a global payment system if you want to.”
(Chinese use SmartPhones a lot for payments)
“With the information-age we can now design much cheaper and much more universal payment systems that can have multiple currencies than we could have ever done before.
And that is why i claim that it is possible today to do things with complementary currencies on a scale that has never been available before.
That is fortunate – because we need it on a scale that was never be the same as in the past as well.
My drop in the ocean is an interesting pioneer model.
I want to encourage experimentation – improvements – diversity and my drop in the ocean is part of that.
And it is part of it in a specific field where there is not a hell of lot of things happening otherwise.
We also need to actually start doing work on the main-stream economy with businesses and the relationship with the businesses and citizens/consumers and that is what my drop in the ocean is tackling.”
Visions for the Future
“Leverage of changing the money system is making it possible not only to address the challenges – but actually create a world that i describe as ‘sustainable abundance’.
There is no reason that there should be scarcity in everything.
We can create a planet of sustainable abundance even for 10 billion people i claim.
At the condition – the necessary condition of rethinking our money.
It is not a sufficient condition – i am not claiming it is enough to change the money system and everything else will fall into place.
We still need education – we still need regulation you still need other things.
But i claim it is a necessary condition –
without touching the money system i claim we have no chance – of in a period of 10-15-20 years to have a planet we want to live on.”