You may of heard one of the many taglines that is associated with money and wealth: “Richest 62 people as wealthy as half of world’s population“, “Richest 1% to own more than rest of world” or “Britain’s richest 1% own as much as poorest 55%“.
The truth is if you earn over £22,000 you are one of the richest 1% in the world. But do you feel like it?
Many of us do not seek to join the rich-list, we do not spend our days counting our fortunes with a desire for more. The truth is that our hopes have less grandeur, they are the dreams of being healthy and happy in our own communities surrounded by families and friends.
At Brum Pound we are not setting out in the hope of toppling the evils of a totalitarian money system, we do not wish to challenge the dominant financial system we all use today. The mechanism of the current system are far and wide and, as much as some do not wish to admit, we need it to live in this world.
However, we are setting out with the assumption that the current system is not perfect and that a local currency, your own Birmingham Pound, would create a more equal, more productive system for Birmingham.
We do not pretend to have all the answers but we do set out to try find them.
Follow us as we update this blog with our findings. Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions.
Thank you, Brum Pound Team.