The American Monetary Institute (AMI) will host its 6th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference featuring many of the world's finest experts and actors on financial reform from September 30th through October 3rd at the University Center in Chicago.
Speakers include Federal Reserve whistleblower, William Bergman, who was a financial market analyst for the Federal Reserve, until he noticed an unusual surge in the currency component of the M1 money supply just prior to the 9/11 attacks, and raised a taboo question about it in the performance of his assigned counter-terrorism investigation. (See here and here). Bergmann will speak on the present condition of banking after the massive bailouts. "Who won? At whose expense? Why won't the banks lend? What must be done now to get money into circulation?" Geraldine Perry, who was on the organizing committee for the breakthrough 9/11 Revealing the Truth- Reclaiming the Future Conference and co-authored The Two Faces of Money , will be on the Non- Partisan Efforts in Monetary Reform panel. Carol Brouillet, publisher of theDeception Dollars, will speak on Strategy for the Monetary Reform Movement, looking at the movement through the lens of Bill Moyer's MAP model, as she did for 9/11 Truth Movement in Chicago in 2006.
The solution to American financialization is straightforward. One need not be a policy wonk nor a Wall St. insider to understand and take action upon the simple concept of monetary power. Today, the power to conceive new money is largely concentrated in few private hands. Yet Article I, ?8 of the Constitution reads "The Congress shall have Power... To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures." Were these powers to be monopolized by Congress, the root of the nation's systematic monetary and fiscal problems would be eliminated. The American Monetary Institute has authored the American Monetary Act, which would implement three key reforms- nationalizing the Federal Reserve, eliminating the private sector's ability to create money, reclaiming the government's ability to create money and invest it in infrastructure, including people. Founder of the American Monetary Institute, Stephen Zarlenga, details the reforms in the last chapter of his book The Lost Science of Money- the Mythology of Money and the Story of Power.
The Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference has served to further the discussion of solutions to the monetary system since its inception in 1996. Mr. Zarlenga will open with a presentation of AMI's recent work. Other notable speakers include - top Australian monetary economist Steve Keen who won the inaugural (Paul) Revere Award for giving an early warning (2005) of the present debt-deflation collapse who will discuss How Central Banks and Banking Systems Really Work; Prof. Michael Hudson, author of Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire and Global Fracture; editor of Debt and Economic Renewal in the Ancient Near East, distinguished Professor of Economics, University of Missouri, the first to publicly identify the mechanism of "Dollar Imperialism" through the U.S. balance of payments deficits who will speak on Recent Developments in Iceland and Latvia and their Implications for Europe and America; Dr. Michael Clark, of the United Nations, is the man who earlier this year sparked the recent issue of 240 billion new SDRs by the International Monetary Fund, though they had only issued 21 billion of them since inception in January 1970 who will speak on the International Implications of Monetary Reform; Richard C. (Rick) Cook, a former federal government analyst, author of We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform will speak on the Democratization of the Monetary System. Speakers, panels, and social events will explore a number of other issues and facets of monetary reform including understanding money creation, who the seigniorage from a nation's money creation process should belong to, actions and organizing, monetary reform in Britain, monetary effects on health and nutrition.
See the entire schedule and description of speakers, talks, panels at the America Monetary Institute's website. A recent interview with Stephen Zarlenga on Carol Brouillet's weekly Community Currency radio show is is posted here. The individual registration fee is $395 must be prepaid through the website or by mail to PO Box 601, Valatie, NY 1284. Registrations must be accompanied by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or (224) 805-2200.