(In fact, the global economy is now like a dead cat.)
Bart Klein Ikink introduces himself at this website where it is written:
"I was born in a village in the East of the Netherlands and have lived in this region as a child. I studied Business and Information Technology and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society in Enschede, which is also in the East of the Netherlands.
I have been employed as a computer analyst, system administrator, database administrator and system designer for a number of organisations. Currently I am working as a database administrator for a large collection agency in the Netherlands.
I live together with Ingrid. We have a son named Rob.
In 2008 I made a remarkable discovery, which is that money with a holding tax (stamp scrip) combined with a ban on usury (charging interest on money) can create a more efficient financial system, and therefore end the current financial system in competition.
After that I did some even more stunning discoveries. My blog is named Naturalmoney.org. It contains a proposal for monetary, economic and political reforms and a plan for the future." http://www.naturalmoney.org
In January 2013 Bart Klein Ikink authored an article titled: "Banning Interest."
On September 11, 2013, Bart Klein Ikink sent me a message by way of "OfferChat" (an efficient chat tool at my blog that I highly recommend) as follows:
"Fundamental theoretical breakthrough usuryfree economics. Hello, my name is Bart Klein Ikink. I am a researcher and have been working on a theory of interest-free money. You may be interested. You can read it here
In the Introduction of the article it is written:
"It has been nearly five years ago since I first published an article about the theory of Natural Money. In short the theory states that money with a holding fee combined with a ban on charging interest could, under specific circumstances, produce a more efficient economy. If this is correct then the implications are far-reaching. Natural Money may become the predominant type of money in the future, simply because it is more efficient. Efficiency is not a matter of desire or preference. Practically nobody wanted capitalism at first, but it emerged as the dominant economic system, simply because it was more efficient. The same may apply to Natural Money.
Five years ago I only had a vague idea about the origin of the superior efficiency of Natural Money, but over time the theory has been developed further into an economic theory that it is a good starting point for more research. This report explains where the theory of Natural Money currently stands. The introduction section explains Natural Money in plain terms and gives a few examples from history. Five years ago this was the starting point of my investigations. After the introduction section, the economic theory of Natural Money is explained. This requires considerable economic knowledge. For people who are not interested in the field of finance, it will become boring from that point on."
Readers are invited to read the complete article at Bart Klein Ikink's website titled: Natural Money.
NOTES: Through the internet in general and by using chat tools like "OfferChat" - we the usuryfree creatives are connecting and learning from each other. Before the internet was launched we relied only on local connections, now we are connecting from all over the world and the truth about the evil and immoral effects of the design flaw of usury is spreading fast. It is unlikely that any single researcher will have the final and definitive answer BUT by learning from each other's research we will one day in the not-too-distant future usher in a new age of usuryfree living and everyone on planet earth will once again live a "Life Without Usury."
Thanks to Bart Klein Ikink for assuming his leading role as an in depth researcher and sharing his findings with others.
Let's work together on improving the micro-level of economics by implementing usuryfree community currencies in our respective local communities and then expand our horizon to fix the macro-level of economics by eventually abolishing interest - which ought to be correctly called "usury" - and replacing it with a simple service fee - which would be created and put into circulation simultaneously when any loan or mortgage is issued.