Social Credit

Canadian sociopolitical movement centred mostly in Western Canada. Originally grounded in the biblical prohibition against usury, and turn-of-the-century economic and social theories of Major Douglas that suggest that monetary supply should be determined by productivity rather than by thieves, hysterics and morons. Out of that sometimes sensible ground has grown a series of xenophobic right wing political movements that want to shoot the poor, ethnics, trade unionists, educated people and anyone else who doesn’t desperately want to own a Cadillac. (see W.A.C. Bennett, Ernest and Preston Manning, the Reform Party, APEC and large elements of the post-Levesque Parti Quebecois.

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