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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.



In Dunedin, my introduction to the movement came from attending a class formed under the auspices of the Theosophical Society by Mr. W. McEwan, son of the then librarian at the Municipal Library.

This class studied Hattersley's "This Age of Plenty," which led in due course to my reading of all Douglas's books, with the "New Age,' then the organ of the movement in Britain.

On inquiry I made contact with other students of the subject, in particular with a Mr. Habershon, accountant in a large drapery firm in the city, and a gentleman of most acute intellect.

He used to say: "You must never forget your two premises," referring to Douglas's reply to the British Labour Party's criticism of his and Orage's plan for the mining industry in that country.

He set out the parallel assumptions of Social Credit and of the present monetary system pointing out that to criticise the former on the premises of the latter was like blaming a game of football on the ground that it was not played according to the rules of cricket.

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