FRANCES HUTCHINSON

 

 

My search for coherent alternatives to the flawed assumptions of economic orthodoxy led me to study the Social Credit theories of Clifford Hugh Douglas. Having read the works of contemporary heterodox economists I became convinced that very little serious progress has been made in the academy since Clifford Hugh Douglas first put pen to paper a century ago. Research into the reasons for this omission led me to study Thorstein Veblen, John Ruskin, William Morris, the Guild Socialist writers and, more recently, the social threefolding concepts of Rudolf Steiner.

 

My books revolve around the theme of the role of finance in determining policy outcomes in the world political economy. My papers and articles have been published in a wide range of scholarly and popular journals, including European Business Review, Indian Journal of Economics, Political Quarterly, International Journal of Social Economics, The Tablet and ResurgenceCurrently, I edit the international quarterly journal, The Social Artist/Crediter, and I am working on The Economics of Love.

PUBLICATIONS

 

The Political Economy of Social Credit and Guild Socialism (with Brian Burkitt) Routledge, 1997 (Reprinted by Jon Carpenter, 2005)

Environmental Business Management (with Andrew Hutchinson) McGraw-Hill, 1997

What Everybody Really Wants to Know About Money Jon Carpenter, 1998.

Social Credit? Some Questions Answered KRP.

The Politics of Money: Towards Sustainability and Economic Democracy (with Mary Mellor and Wendy Olsen) Pluto Press, 2002.

Down to Earth: A guide to home economics KRP, 2013.

Understanding the Financial System: Social Credit Rediscovered Jon Carpenter, 2010.

 

These books are available in hard copy from the Publications Page. Some, as highlighted above, are available electronically for educational purposes on copyleft terms.

 

Dr Hutchinson was awarded a PhD for her published works. She edited The Social Crediter since 2001, and now edits The Social Artist/Crediter.

 

See also:

The Archaeology of Economic Thought In this essay, first published as an Appendix to What Everybody Really Wants to Know About Money, Frances Hutchinson surveys the history of economic thought. Many would-be students of alternative economics turn first to mainstream economics, expecting to find enlightenment. It is a forlorn hope.

NASUWT Career Teacher Journal, Summer 1988, pp26-27

The Child as Father or Mother? Frances Hutchinson

International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 21, No. 1 (1994): 19-28
Major Douglas' Proposals for a National Dividend: a Logical Successor to the Wage 
Brian Burkitt and Frances Hutchinson.

Out of the Margin: Feminist Perspectives on Economics, Edith Kuyper and Jolande Sap (eds.) London and New York: Rouledge 1995
A Heretical View of Economic Growth and Income Distribution (download)
Frances Hutchinson.

The Political Quarterly, Vol. 70, No. 4 (1999): 443-451
The Contemporary Relevance of Clifford Hugh Douglas
Frances Hutchinson and Brian Burkitt

Sustainable Development, Vol 7, No. 2 (1999): 57-63
Towards a New Approach to Income Distribution and Environmental Sustainability
Frances Hutchinson and Brian Burkitt

European Business Review/New European, Vol. 17, No. 2 (2005): 193-200
If Citizen's income is the answer, what is the question?
Frances Hutchinson.

Women's Studies International Forum, Vol 20, No. 2 (1997): 321-327
An Economic Silence: Women and Social Credit
Frances Hutchinson and Brian Burkitt

Local Environment, Vol. 2, No. 1 (1997): 7-17
Towards a Re-evaluation of the Role of Finance in the Causation of Environmental Degradation
Frances Hutchinson and Brian Burkitt.

The European Legacy, Vol. 5, No.6 (2000): 207-214
Alternative Ways of Financing Production
Frances Hutchinson and Brian Burkitt.

Indian Journal of Economics, Vol. 47, No. 1 (2000)
Douglas, Marx and Money
Frances Hutchinson and Brian Burkitt

Social Scientist, Vol. 29, Nos. 11-12, (2000)
The Transformation of Fisher King to Robber Baron
Frances Hutchinson and Brian Burkitt

An Interfaith Perspective on Globalisation Common Goals, Common Crises, Common Call and Common Hope International Conference Plater College, Oxford July-August 2002
The Tree of Life: Reclaiming a Rich History
Frances Hutchinson