Douglas, "Major" Clifford Hugh

DOUGLAS, "Major" Clifford Hugh, engineer, originator of Social Credit (b 20 Jan 1879, Stockport, England; d 1952). He developed the theory of SOCIAL CREDIT during WWI and spent the rest of his life trying to spread his ideas. A critic of capitalism, he argued that increasing individual spending power would improve the system. To this end he proposed putting public money, or "social credit," directly into the hands of consumers. During the Depression his theory attracted a following in Canada,...

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