Posts Categorized: Economics

A Viable Solution to the Economic Crisis

By Robert Poteat, Director, American Monetary Institute The Problem: The 1913 Federal Reserve Act Arguably the greatest attack on humanity in all of history was made December 23, 1913, the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act by the Congress and President of the United States. It was the culmination of centuries of political, financial, intellectual,… Read more »

The New Abolitionism

The New Abolitionism – Monetary Reform and the Future of Social Justice By Rev Delman Coates. Introduction by Editor Rev. Delman Coates, Ph.D., is the Senior Pastor of the Mt. Ennon Baptist Church (Clinton, MD) and President of the Black Church Center for Justice & Equality. He is a monetary reform activist and embraces the… Read more »

Stephen Zarlenga – Wiki Entry

Stephen Zarlenga (1941-2017) was a researcher and author in the field of monetary history, theory and reform. Italian philosopher Giorgio Baruchello called him a “maverick intellectual”.[1] In 1976 Zarlenga served on the board of the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) of Great Barrington, Massachusetts.[2] In 1996 he co-founded the non-profit charitable trust The American… Read more »

Environmental Virtue Ethics–Review

Environmental Virtue Ethics Philip Cafaro and Ronald D. Sandler (editors) Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004. Print. A Review-essay by Josef Mathews “No Man is an Island,” writes poet John Donne. The idea contained in those words is a profound and timeless truth. It refers to the sea of connections that bind human beings. Environmental… Read more »

TPP: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

By Nick Egnatz. The TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) is a treaty between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations. Together with the TTIP (Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) between the U.S. and the European Union countries and TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement) between the U.S. and 49 other nations, the three treaties represent what… Read more »

News from Switzerland

Our sister organization in Switzerland, MoMo (Monetary Modernization) and its action arm Vollgeld Initiative (Sovereign Money Initiative), has just passed the 100,000 mark in collecting signatures to trigger a referendum on the Swiss money system. They started their drive in the spring of 2014 and had 18 months time to get the required amount of… Read more »

Hearing on Monetary Reform in Holland

The October 14, 2015 hearing at the finance commission of the Dutch parliament regarding monetary reform was a milestone for the Dutch and international movement. The 140 minute long hearing can be watched on-line and will soon be provided with English subtitles [1]. This momentous event was triggered by a citizens’ initiative by  the Dutch monetary… Read more »

The NEED Act Erases Big Steel’s Claimed Need for Worker Concessions

What do infrastructure repair and a looming steel strike have in common? The American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 Infrastructure Report Card says $3.6 trillion needs to be spent by 2020 to bring our infrastructure up to modern standards. Congress has been quite clear that it will neither increase taxes or borrowing to accomplish this…. Read more »

An Open Letter to Greens & Progressives

By Nick Egnatz There is certainly much to like in Jill Stein’s Power to the People Plan, yet it will fail to create the “deep system change” it calls for unless it endorses Monetary Reform (Greening the Dollar) in the Green Party Platform, voted on and adopted by the Green Party National Committee.    “Deep… Read more »