Money Free Party
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The Money Free Party is a political movement that has parties in 16 countries: United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States, Sri Lanka, Portugal, South Africa, India, Italy, Ghana, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands, Belgium and Romania. The party advocates for a Resource-based economy (RBE), a world of free access where all work is voluntary. The party has also established RBE groups in other countries around the world. It is based upon the ideals of Jacque Fresco, as advocated by the US-based The Venus Project.
Political activities in New Zealand
The party was unable to get enough verified members (500) to register for the 2014 general election. It stood five electorate candidates, but none were successful. Party members stood for multiple mayoralties in the 2016 local elections, such as Richard Osmaston in Nelson, Gordon Marshall in Porirua and Ted Howard in Kaikoura. As of January 2017[update], the party's website states that they "expect to have a major presence" in the 2017 general election. Osmaston stood for the Moutere / Waimea seat in Tasman District Council in the same year and gained sufficient votes to have his deposit returned. The party claim this qualification verifies the credibility of the Money Free concept.
In 2017 general elections MFPNZ stood four candidates. The concept of a Resource Based Economy continues to gain recognition as a plausible option as conventional, money based system continue to fail.
Osmaston has stated he will be contesting the Mayoralty in the South Island West Coast's Grey District.
Political activities in the United Kingdom
Money Free Party-UK (MFP-UK) is led by Jodian Rodgers.
It was a registered party in Great Britain from September 2013 to November 2016 when it was statutorily deregistered. Its registered leader in the UK in Nick Tapping. In March 2017 the UK Electoral Commission approved the application of Money Free Party.
In March 2017, MFP-UK published a revised constitution on its Facebook page.
- Freedom of association
- Resource-based economy
- Technological fix
- The Venus Project
- The Zeitgeist Movement
- http://moneyfree.party/global-reach/. Missing or empty
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