The Economy™ runs smoothly only when there's enough money in circulation. How much is enough? How long is a piece of string!
Your challenge is to keep the amount of money in circulation optimal. This isn't as easy as you might think! The Economy™ is designed to leak like a sieve! Not only that, but ever increasing amounts of money gravitate towards the rich. But hey, it wouldn't be any fun if it were easy, right?
Your only way of getting more money into The Economy™—while it leaks like an incontinent—is to lend, lend, lend! That's right, you have to find growing numbers of people ready, willing and able to borrow your funny money, or the game comes to a riotous halt.
One last thing... You have very little control over how quickly money passing through the banks makes it into the economy. Casinos are so much fun, and thanks to modern technology, never further than a mouse-click away. Banks are businesses after all, right?
I am an autodidact fascinated with the ramifications of a resource-based economy (RBE). This blog is an ongoing attempt to toss around ideas I believe relevant to the RBE idea, in the hope that any mistakes I make in my thinking will be exposed by your responses, and by time. To appreciate the RBE direction as a pragmatic (not fantastical) and wise (not cerebral) train of thought for generating a sustainable and people-/environment- (not profit-/market-)centred economics takes dedication and study across many disciplines, but perhaps the best starting point is the recognition that infinite growth is impossible on a finite planet.