Direct Democracy in Switzerland Gets Real Issues Into the Public Debate
The Swiss continue to show the way in how their system of direct democracy enables real issues to come to public debate.
Earlier this year the Swiss debated and voted on Basic Income as an alternative to social welfare. Now they are bringing the whole issue of debt free sovereign money to the public consciousness.
For the last century our money has been issued as debt by private banks, usually through the issuance of loans which expand the money supply as money of credit. This of course is subject to interest and both cause the devaluation of money.
A group called Momo in Switzerland is bringing this issue to debate under the name the Vollgeld Initiative and hope to raise the required 100,000 signatures for a referendum.
The issuance and control of money is a subject no-one has been able to get discussed on media or with politicians. There are too many vested interests preventing it. This political system forces it into the public domain and educates the whole population. This is one of the main benefits of a direct democracy system
Sovereign debt free money is also a subject about which we need a serious debate in Ireland..