Dear Friends

The two (emphasise two!) questions concerning 'money creation' and 'money use' seems to me to be a tussle between two value systems (see below). The dividing point between the two value systems is the central morality question: "Are we here to help one another or to exploit one another?" It may be that our fears overcome our morality, so that we follow the path of exploitation, but (and it's a big BUT!) we should not use our boundless powers of self deception to avoid knowing that fact.

To help folk along, I'm appending a values game and then an essay about our needs: please feel fully encouraged to use/copy these materials to others.
Your Friend in peace - Dr John Courtneidge


What Are Our Values? - A Checklist

Here, in no particular order, is a set of opposites.
Would you care to use a highlighter and choose your values?

Human race
Chance
The needs of money
Lottery
Communication
Wealth
Wealth
Learn
Money
A Shared World
The Needs of People
Public Need
Thank-you
Peace
Loved
Bullied
Good
God
Pure
Fear
My Children
Safe
Drab
Happy
Broken
Friends
Bored
Loneliness
Co-operation
Art
Science
Education
Truth
Education
Long-lived
Unity
Unity
Only one
Social
Our house
I want
You, me
Community

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Rat race
Community Chest
The needs of the planet
Predictability
Secrecy
Health
Money
Earn
People
A Selfish World
The Needs of Money
Selfish Greed
Stuff you
Conflict
Rejected
Loved
Bad
Evil
Polluted
Security
Our Children
Threatened
Colourful
Sad
Whole
Alone
Fullfilled
Togetherliness
Conflict
Ephemera
Superstition
Ignorance
Deception
Training
Short-lived
Variety
Harmony
Every-one
Anti-social
My house
We need
Us
Competition

Some-times, pairings aren’t true opposites! Here’s a more difficult list:

Them
Ruler
User
Employer
Black
Man
In
Dark
Fish
Bread
Rich
Mum
Boy
Cat
Sharing
Private
Your mum

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Us
Ruled
Used
Employed
White
Woman
Out
Light
Chips
Butter
Poor
Dad
Girl
Dog
Caring
Public
My mum


I hope that you’ve valued this exercise: please feel free to make copies for others.
If you have any comments or ideas for further action, do, please, write::
John Courtneidge , 13 North Road, Hertford, SG14 1LN.
courtj@globalnet.co.uk - 8th September 1997/ 1998