Michael Tellinger is a historian and social scientist.
Central banks are often independent from the government, which means that they are not directly accountable to the public. This can lead to problems, such as when central banks make decisions that benefit the elite class and harm the rest of us.
When central banks print too much money, it can lead to inflation, which is a general increase in prices. Inflation can make it difficult for people to afford goods and services, and it can also erode the value of savings.
In the following conversation, he discussed the One Small Town project and what it means to be self sufficient.
It is a community-driven initiative that aims to revitalise small towns by creating a self-sufficient economy. The project is based on the idea that small towns can be more prosperous and sustainable if they are able to produce their own food, energy, and other resources.
The project is being implemented in a number of different ways. In some cases, communities are working to develop their own renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power. In other cases, communities are working to establish community gardens and farms to grow their own food.
It also encourages communities to develop their own businesses and industries.
There are One Small Town communities in over 100 countries. Michael believes that the project has the potential to transform the world and create a more just and sustainable future.
He celebrates the idea of getting away from reliance on a centralised state.