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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FIRST COOPERS, NOW THIS from Lyle Shelton, Australian Christian Lobby

“It has taken less than a week for Coopers Brewery to go from supporting the Bible Society to supporting Australian Marriage Equality. And the tactics of the same-sex marriage lobby have been on full display for all Australians to see.
By now we all ought to be able to recite the same-sex marriage playbook from memory – bullying, intimidation, boycotts and threats. That’s how the same-sex marriage lobby hopes to win over the hearts and minds of Australians.

But Coopers was just the tip of the iceberg
“Today the next step in the campaign to change Australia’s marriage laws was revealed and it is every bit as ugly as the whole Coopers saga…  Coopers was just the beginning.
In today’s Australian we learn that corporate giants like QANTAS have been ‘lobbying’ senior executives to sign an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pressuring him to break his election commitment on marriage.

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