Saturday, 11 January 2014

Condolences and goodbye to Margrit Kennedy

 A message from Shann Turnbull PhD; Co-founding member of the Sustainable Money Working Group:

On behalf of all members and friends of our Sustainable Money Working Group I would like to offer condolences to all the family, friends and colleagues of Margrit Kennedy.

Margrit was a ground breaker. She laid the foundations for transforming finance by educating both experts and the public alike.
She was an excellent communicator.
Margrit presented the profound implications of money earning interest in a most direct and compelling way.

Margrit had a generous nature - in sharing ideas, and encouraging colleagues and helping them in practical ways.

In these ways she created many followers to build on her knowledge and inspiration to create the building blocks for transforming finance.
Margrit transformed what we thought about money earning interest and its effect on inflation. Her contributions were both theoretical and practical.

History will remember Margrit as a pioneer of a reform movement that is now gaining traction globally
It was privilege to know Margrit and share her enthusiasms.
She even visited Australia to share her ideas.

It was an honour to be with Margrit at the Lebensgarten Eco-village “Make Money Move" Symposium in 2003 and at the inaugural meeting of the Association of Regional Currencies in the Traunstein Rathaus in 2006.

Margrit became a co-founding member of the Sustainable Money Working Group. She supported us by speaking at our first public meeting hosted in London by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales on 13th February 2012. In July 2013 she kindly joined many other friends and colleagues in Split Croatia to speak at the First Social Transformation Conference that considered Energy Currency as a fundamental measure of price cost and value. 

We all owe Margrit a great (non-financial and interest free) debt of gratitude!

I have added some "happy snaps" of Margrit:

Margrit at  a working dinner after the first public meeting of the Sustainable Money Working Group at the ICAEW on February 13, 2012. We were preparing an agenda to meet with Willem Buiter, The Chief Economist of CitiBank the following morning at 9 am.  Left to right: Ludwig Schuster, Pat Conaty, Margrit and Shann Turnbull

First Social Transformation Conference that considered Energy Currency as a fundamental measure of price cost and value. Split Croatia July 11th, 2012
Left to right: Shann Turnbull, Trond Anderson, Marusa Freire and Margrit Kennedy. Click on URL’s to obtain high definition source.

Christian Arnsperger, Mormir Djurovic, Margrit Kennedy, Ivo Staus, Michael Hudson
Margrit Kennedy, Shann Turnbull, Split, Croatia, July 12, 2012[gallery2]/47/

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