Further Discussion on A+B Theorem

it is more an accounting theorem than an economic one
On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 2:40 PM, C…. L…. wrote:
The A+B theorem, at its core is essentially the same problem that Marx struggled with. How can an employer make money if the cost of the product is equal to the cost of labour? In order for the corporation to be profitable, they have to charge more than the labour cost in order to produce a profit. Douglas extended this to the entire economy, and that’s where his arguments come from.

Response Hi C…..:
Actually, while there are some similarities between Marx’s analysis and that of Douglas (how capital and control of it direct the economy), there are some rather big differences as well.

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THE SHORTAGE OF PURCHASING POWER – HENCE DEBT! In both cases cited previously, the core of the problem lies elsewhere.

C.H. Douglas and the A+B Theorem

Purchasing Power and Prices
The simplest method of obtaining a physical conception of the situation is to regard the money system and the price system as a double-entry system of book-keeping. Every article which is produced has a price attached to it, and somewhere on the opposite side of the account there should be a sum of money capable of moving each and every article out of the production system into the consuming system. Since money is the mechanism by which the consumer gives orders; no money, no order; no order, no delivery; and ultimately, no delivery, no production.
Having this conception firmly fixed in your minds, you will see at once that if the total amount of money available on one side of the account is less than the total amount of prices on the other side of the account there must be something remaining unsold always.
---- Warning Democracy p. 31.

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State Member for Mount Isa Robbie Katter has slammed the LNP for supporting Labor to vote against a real solution to address rural debt.  In a parliamentary session that went into the early hours of Wednesday morning the KAP’s Rural and Regional Adjustment (Development Assistance) Amendment Bill was denied a vote in the House through the blocking of a motion put forward by Robbie Katter.

“The motion was put forward to enable the Parliament to adequately consider and vote on a solution that would’ve seen a new lending mechanism established to address the shortcomings in QRAA’s current activities”
“Each member of the crossbench voted to allow the motion to be heard but it was the major parties who didn’t allow it. It’s unbelievable that they would so blatantly work together to stifle a minor party Bill.”….

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I know two swallows don’t make a summer, but I live in hope that more and more readers will seriously consider C.H. Douglas’ A+B Theorem. 

After reading the two following articles on the debt structure the folk in this land are burdened under, serious interest might just be stimulated.

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The Daily Mail online, 15 March 2017, tells it readers:
“Theresa May has been warned she faces ‘war on two fronts’ with Nicola Sturgeon and the EU after the Scottish First Minister demanded a fresh independence referendum.
Former Foreign Secretary Lord Hague said Miss Sturgeon would exploit inevitable difficulties in Brexit negotiations to push the case for breaking up the UK.
Meanwhile, Brussels will use the need to appease Scotland to undermine the PM’s attempts to drive a hard bargain.
The warning comes as the Brexit Bill officially enters the statute books, with the Queen due to grant Royal Assent later.
But although Mrs May is now formally authorised to trigger Article 50 and begin the Brexit process, she has put the moment off until the end of the month…”
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4311638/PM-faces-war-two-fronts-Sturgeon-referendum-bid.html#ixzz4bS8kLzDC

The difference is between centralized and decentralized power 
What it does not tell its readers - from Wallace Klinck, Canada:
“Scotland (like Quebec) adheres to Napoleonic or Continental Law which is incompatible with English Common Law and does not protect individuals in the same way.  Their sympathies toward the EU, and those of N. Ireland, are clearly seditious if Great Britain is to be considered a unitary sovereign nation. 
If Scotland and Britain as a whole functioned under an honest and realistic financial system this divisive influence would dissolve and fade away.  A house divided against itself cannot stand.  The problem is a lack of recognition of inheritance and its confusion with welfare—which latter is tax-based. 
This fatal misunderstanding is the Achilles Heel of the Conservative Movement.  A world of difference.”  
Read further…http://www.alor.org/Library/Butler%20ED%20-%20Achilles%20Heel.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdcVuf8ajxc    (Robert Klinck - “Economists’ Failed Professionalism” - 2016)