Matolcsy: A basic personal equity and loan programme for all

English2020. jún. 12.GOVERNOR MATOLCSY100WORDS

Monica de Bolle is right in more than one way /FT, 19 May 2020/, but why should we stick to former ideas when we can find much more promising opportunities for all citizens in both the developed and developing worlds. Anyway, rich and poor live together in both worlds.

What if we offer land to all individuals and families as equity for housing and business? Why don’t we offer ownership in commercial and industrial districts for would-be small and medium sized entrepreneurs? Why don’t we distribute computers and software for families and future employees freely?

What if we grant free entry to use common labs, 3D facilities, robots and other gadgets of disruptive technologies to all interested citizens? What if we offer equity linked to scholarship to the future generations of inventors and engineers? 

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, working from home-office, virtual reality/distancing, digital transformation or using 4.0/5.0 industrial products will be accelerated. What if we use a new mixture of ownership/access networks to support the transition from the present form of capitalism to the next one.

Governor Matolcsy, MNB, the Central Bank of Hungary

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