San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
- Fiscal Cliffs?
- Raising debt limits?
- Trillion-dollar coins?
- Too big to jail Wall Street Operators?
- Too big to fail banks?
- Closing down our Government?
You should be confused!
These notions are all a result of the horrible mess most economists have made of the world’s money systems.
These dilemmas result from an unjust money system based on using debt instead of money. This has concentrated the world’s wealth into the top one-tenth of 1%.
But far better thinking has been available for centuries, including from Aristotle, Plato, Bishop Berkeley, Ben Franklin, Peter Cooper, Henry George, Frederick Soddy, Henry Simons and Irving Fisher, and the AMI, to name just a few.
The American Monetary Institute, founded in 1996 for the independent study of monetary history, theory, and reform, proudly brings together expert and trustworthy speakers (even some economists!) to help you make sense of what is going on.
Expert voices will include
Stephen Zarlenga - Director and Co-Founder of the AMI, author of The Lost Science of Money and part author of Kucinich’s NEED Act proposal, will speak on what is needed for meaningful monetary reform of our money and banking system.
Robert Poteat - Senior Advisor to the AMI - one of the most knowledgeable experts onAmerica’s money system. He will discuss how profit from financing war is a major incentive to make war and a major driver of public debt, showing how our present money and banking system promotes warfare.
Jamie Walton - AMI Researcher and former member of Congressman Kucinich's staff, who contributed to the crafting and advancing of HR 2990, will discuss how HR 2990 works and achieves real money and banking reform
Joe Bongiovanni - well known and respected internet blogger on monetary questions, will speak on how a bad money system concentrates wealth to obscene levels and a good money system helps distribute wealth fairly.
Greg Coleridge - Director of theNE Ohio American Friends Service Committee (Quakers – for ID only)
Professor Nic Tideman - leading American Georgist and Professor of economics at Virginia Tech since 1985, formerly a Senior Staff Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. Prof. Tideman will speak on forms that monetary reform can take.
Dr. William Batt - political scientist, former staff policy analyst for the New York State Legislature, leading Georgist advocate, and earlier Peace Corps volunteer (Thailand, 1962- 64), will discuss how much resources are available from the commons.
Kaoru Yamaguchi – world leader in applying system dynamics methodology to monetary reform will go over his system dynamics model on the American Monetary Act and HR 2990.
Also invited to speak
Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich – creator and promoter of the NEED Act, former Congressman from Ohio’s 10th District.