Wow, that is some response. I really do appreciate you taking the time to write such a lengthy reply.
I’ll be honest and say that you are quite right. I don’t have the knowledge and the insights of economics that you do and I knew that before I started writing this article.
Which is why I created this piece. Of course, I understand that can’t increase the value of money without increasing the relative value of the goods and services you buy with that money.
But, I live in a developed country, and when I see the levels of homelessness and poverty I know that something fundamental isn’t working. You could argue that this a failure of the welfare system, but, if I look at the politician's response it often leads back to money and austerity.
So, and this is important, I didn’t know what the solution was.
Writing a piece like this, that offers such a ‘far-out’ statement normally draws a response, and this then gives people like me the chance to learn from those that know better. I want to learn and update my limited knowledge.
I’m grateful that your insult wasn’t too personal and that rather than just insulting me, you took the time to educate me.
Many thanks, Darren