14th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference, 2018

Thursday, 25th of October 2018
10:00 AM CDT

Conference video playlist

Jamie Walton opening
Nov 20, 2019
Opening of the 14th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference by Interim Director of AMI, Jamie Walton. Thursday, October 25, 2019.
John Howell
Nov 20, 2019
John Howell Thursday, October 25, 2018.
Virginia Hammon
Nov 20, 2019
Virginia Hammon 2018
1st panel
Nov 20, 2019
Thursday afternoon panel: October 25, 2018.
2nd panel
Nov 20, 2019
Friday panel: October 26, 2018.
Martin Alder
Nov 20, 2019
Martin Alder from Modernising Money, Switzerland, discusses the recent referendum for the Vollgeld Initiative in Switzerland.
Manuel Klein 1st presentation
Nov 20, 2019
Manuel Klein from Monetative in Germany: "Current developments regarding money reform in Europe: Germany, Switzerland, Sweden." 2018
Joe Bongiovanni part 1
Nov 20, 2019
Joe Bongiovanni part 1
Joe Bongiovanni part 2 clip of Bernard Lietaer
Nov 20, 2019
Joe Bongiovanni part 2 - clip of Bernard Lietaer
Joe Bongiovanni part 3
Nov 20, 2019
Joe Bongiovanni part 3
Redge Nkosi part 1
Nov 20, 2019
Redge Nkosi from Firstsource Money in South Africa (Part 1) 2018.
Redge Nkosi part 2
Nov 20, 2019
Redge Nkosi from Firstsource Money in South Africa (Part 2) 2018.
Mark Pash
Nov 20, 2019
Mark Pash from the Center for Progressive Economics: "Marketing & Politics for Monetary Reform." 2018.
Uli Kortsch
Nov 20, 2019
Uli Kortsch from the Monetary Institute: 2018.
Bill Bergman plus Nic Tideman
Nov 20, 2019
Bill Bergman from Truth in Accounting, and Prof. Nic Tideman from Virginia Tech.
Nic Tideman Q&A plus Doug Arend
Nov 20, 2019
Prof. Nic Tideman from Virginia Tech. Doug Arend
Doug Arend Q&A plus Manuel Klein 2nd presentation part 1
Nov 20, 2019
Doug Arend from Greenberg Traurig LLC law fim, Chicago, discusses the legal nature of cryptocurrencies and tokenized assets. Manuel Klein from Monetative in Germany: "Experience from working as a project manager at a blockchain thinktank of a German business school." (Part 1) 2018.
Manuel Klein 2nd presentation part 2
Nov 20, 2019
Manuel Klein from Monetative in Germany: "Experience from working as a project manager at a blockchain thinktank of a German business school." (Part 2) 2018.
Davide Gesino
Nov 20, 2019
Davide Gesino from Italy 2018
Kaoru Yamaguchi introduction by Jamie Walton
Nov 20, 2019
Prof. Kaoru Yamaguchi - introduction by Jamie Walton
Kaoru Yamaguchi
Nov 20, 2019
Prof. Kaoru Yamaguchi
Rob Macquarie plus Sue Peters on MMT part 1
Nov 20, 2019
Rob Macquarie plus Sue Peters on MMT part 1 2018
Sue Peters on MMT part 2
Nov 20, 2019
Sue Peters on MMT part 2
Sue Peters on MMT part 3
Nov 20, 2019
Sue Peters on MMT part 3
Sana Syed part 1
Nov 20, 2019
Sana Syed: "There Is No Wealth But Life: Centering People, Communities & Ecosystems in Economic Thinking" (part 1)
Sana Syed part 2
Nov 20, 2019
Sana Syed: "There Is No Wealth But Life: Centering People, Communities & Ecosystems in Economic Thinking" (part 2)
Sana Syed part 3
Nov 20, 2019
Sana Syed: "There Is No Wealth But Life: Centering People, Communities & Ecosystems in Economic Thinking" (part 3)
Edgar Wortmann
Nov 20, 2019
Edgar Wortmann from Ons Geld in the Netherlands.
Jonas Jensen plus Mihaly Hollis part 1
Nov 20, 2019
Jonas Jensen from Gode Penge in Denmark. Mihaly Hollis from Hungary - part 1
Mihaly Hollis part 2
Nov 20, 2019
Mihaly Hollis from Hungary: "One-Tier Banking System in a One-Party Political System." (Part 2) 2018.
AFJM session part 1
Nov 20, 2019
Launch of the Alliance For Just Money - Part 1
AFJM session part 2
Nov 20, 2019
Launch of the Alliance For Just Money - Part 2
AFJM session part 3
Nov 20, 2019
Launch of the Alliance For Just Money - Part 3
Jamie Walton on NEED Act part 1
Nov 20, 2019
Jamie Walton on NEED Act part 1
Jamie Walton on NEED Act part 2
Nov 20, 2019
Jamie Walton on NEED Act part 2
Jamie Walton Q&A
Nov 20, 2019
Jamie Walton Q&A on NEED Act
Parity Panel 2018
Dec 1, 2019
Joe Bongiovanni, Steve Walsh, Geri Perry, and Sue Peters discuss parity pricing for agricultural produce (being the main component of all raw materials production). Uploaded with kind permission from the joe bongiovannni channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/joebhed1/videos).

Dear Friends of the American Monetary Institute,

We proudly announce our 14th annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference, and bring together some of the world’s most serious advocates of real and achievable monetary reforms.

The banking disaster, created and facilitated by false economic and monetary ideas, used by some very bad people, actually poses a real danger to the survival of the species. We must transform the ongoing disaster into an opportunity to achieve real and lasting monetary reforms for mankind. These are the reforms indicated as necessary by decades of study and centuries of experience.

Regular working people understand that a moral approach is needed to lead to a future worthy of humanity.  Around the world they are way ahead of their leadership, which ignores moral considerations, seeming to rely on media dominance to hold onto undeserved privileges for a tiny minority of the population. But clearly, in order for the financial crisis to have occurred, thousands of financiers had to break our nation’s very serious laws; and yet not a single one of them has been charged for those crimes!

The main cause of the problem is using debt in place of money when the banks make loans, as our present system does. That single error, allowing banks to control our money system, promoted by those really trying to block monetary reform, and by some economics professors trying to keep their salary checks coming, is all it takes to wreck any monetary system, and begin the insane concentration of wealth, into exactly the wrong hands, as we now see in our society! The conference shows why money must be created by our government and spent into circulation on infrastructure, healthcare, and education. The conference highlights recent important moves in that direction by key people, and institutions, around the world.

We have a once in several generations opportunity to fix an obviously flawed money system that is causing so much pain and hardship among a growing section of our people. It is clearly time to fix our monetary and banking system! Come and find out how, and the role you can play in that process. In addition to top notch “real monetary reform” speakers, we’ll focus on some important themes:

The Student Debt Crisis. This tragedy has the potential to wreck the lives of an entire generation of young people that would wreck our nation. We are not going to let that happen – we are going to look at adjusting Kucinich’s N.E.E.D. Act ever so slightly so that it will forgive all student debt. The Act as written already pays for education – a small one or two sentence adjustment will also make that retroactive. Sounds unbelievable? This conference will look at that question in complete detail. Remember how Students demonstrated against the Viet Nam War? They didn’t want to be drafted and killed. The student debt question can have a similar effect. We can imagine an army of young people (and their parents!) who will promote monetary reform, and force Congress to end their student debt.

We are making a special effort to bring students and teachers into the conference by offering student scholarships for $79 and teachers $175 to attend the whole conference. Several are already doing this, and we are looking forward to helping get them started on monetary reform. They are able to stay at the affordable accommodation. Please help finance this by donating to the American Monetary Institute. Believe us, if students (and their parents) are in serious debt and not seriously employed, their outlook is bleak. This debt write-off can occur without raising taxes or borrowing!

And Teachers Are in Trouble Too Not only in Chicago, but around the country our teachers are under attack, because they are still making a living wage (barely!), and that’s no longer allowed, and their earned pensions are also threatened. Remember: the Chicago Teacher’s Union supports Kucinich’s N.E.E.D. Act. We are making a special effort to bring in teachers to this conference. If telling people about monetary reform is an educational task, who better to help us do that than the professional educators? Please help spread the word among teachers.

And What About You? We’d like you to consider attending this conference. There is very little time left to make all the arrangements. SO Think, and Act NOW! If you can’t come, consider making a donation to help us offer those student and teacher scholarships!
Click a donate button at our homepage www.monetary.org.

And one more thing!  The austerity gang are really trying to do damage to our people and others around the world. They are operating under cover of pretending they don’t understand how destructive and evil their actions are – pretending to be trying to do good for the country. Folks – Don’t buy that “cover story” for a minute. They know exactly the damage they are doing! The less money we all have, the more power their billions will have! That is obvious! If finances are making it hard for you to attend our Conference, let us know (by phone or email) and we’ll work it out together. Do not be afraid – and remember: “Action dispels fear.”

Thanks and Warm regards, Hoping to see you in October!

Warm regards,
Jamie Walton
Interim Director
AMI

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Our 14th Annual Conference registration is $79 for student discount, $175 for teacher discount, $350 for full registration. This includes conference materials and aids, daily coffee breaks, a “Get Acquainted Reception” and Gala Dinner. Hotel costs are separate at group discounts – to be advised.

Affluent attendees who want to help out with larger donations are encouraged to do so, as it enables us to extend attendance scholarships to deserving students. Yes there are deserving students!

The Conference (and Reception and Dinner) venue is University Center, 525 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA.

Registration Starts from 9 AM:

Thursday Oct 25

TimeTitle or Topic
1 PM to 6 PMPresentations
7 PMConference Reception, with punch, delicious warm treats, cheeses, etc.

Friday Oct 26

TimeTitle or Topic
9 AM to 6 PMPresentations
7 PMConference Reception, with punch, delicious warm treats, cheeses, etc.

Saturday Oct 27

TimeTitle or Topic
9 AM to 6 PMPresentations
7 PM Dinner Party, with keynote presentation

Sunday Oct 28 

TimeTitle or Topic
9 AM to 12 PMPresentations & discussion
1 PMLunch

Conference adjourns until 2019.

Each day begins with coffee, tea, and muffins, served half an hour before the talks start.

Click here to see the speakers for 2018!

Lodging Information:

Travelodge

Hotel Downtown,

65 E Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60605.

Contact: Eric Simon, Direct Phone: 312-376-1480 or Email: esimon@travelodgechicago.com or Fax: 312-427-8261

Rates quoted are net non-commissionable; Oct 24-27, 2018:

  • $135 rate per night, economy room. 2 beds, single-quad occupancy.
  • $155 rate per night standard room. 2 beds, single-quad occupancy.
  • $172 rate per night deluxe room. 2 beds, single-quad occupancy.

All rates are subject to the prevailing tax, currently 17.4%. Porterage optional. Breakfast $12 per person per day if needed 

Alternative Lodging Information

HI Chicago

24 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605.

Call: 1 (312) 360-0300

Email: 

Web: www.hiusa.org/hostels/illinois/chicago/chicago

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Conference Speakers

Bill Bergman
Bill Bergman

Bill Bergman is Director of Researh at the Think Tank Truth in Accounting. He was previously an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Bill will discuss the financial situation of Chicago and Illinois. This year Bill will discuss The Public Purse: What Do We Know and When Do We Know...

Doug Arend
Doug Arend

Doug Arend practices in GreenbergTraurig Law's Chicago office focusing on commodity futures, derivatives and securities, with an emphasis on managed funds. He represents registered and exempt investment advisers, commodity pools and hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, introducing brokers, futures commission merchants and broker-dealers. Doug...

Jamie Walton
Jamie Walton

Jamie Walton worked for two years in Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s office, helping put the N.E.E.D. bill together. He will describe how its various elements work together, the three key elements of this single reform being: 1) incorporation of the Federal Reserve into the U.S. Treasury; 2) decisively ending what's called "Fractional Reserve...

Joe Bongiovanni
Joe Bongiovanni

Joe Bongiovanni is a second-generation monetary reformer, Co-founder and Director of the Kettle Pond Institute (KPI) in Vermont, a Co-founder and Member of the Alliance for Just Money (AFJM) of Bloomington, IL, and a Member of the Green Party U.S. Banking and Monetary Reform Committee...

John Howell
John Howell

John Howell (Ph.D., UCLA, 1968) is a retired physiologist from Ohio University, where he was the recipient of numerous awards for research and for teaching and served as director of the Interdisciplinary Institute for Musculoskeletal Research. He currently serves as a teaching assistant in the Ohio University Department of Classics and World...

Kaoru Yamaguch
Kaoru Yamaguchi

Dr. Kaoru Yamaguchi has continued to refine his highly advanced modelling system to project how HR 2990 will achieve monetary reform. He concluded it will pay off the US national debt as it comes due; provide the funding for infrastructure, which solves the unemployment problem and does this without inflation!

Former Professor Yamaguchi used...

Manuel Klein
Manuel Klein

Manuel Klein is a member of the board of the NGO Monetative in Germany for 2.5 years. He has come across the problems of the money system during his studies (Economics and Finance) 4 years ago. He graduated with a Master in Finance in May 2018 and is now working as a project manager for conferences at a thinktank at one of the leading German...

Mark Pash
Mark Pash

Mark Pash grew up and worked in two separate family businesses, one in manufacturing and the other in retail stores. He went on to receive two business degrees, Bachelors and Masters, from UCLA and USC respectively. Then he served in the US Army after which he received his Certified Financial Planning designation. Over the past 45 years Mark has...

Mihály Hollós
Mihály Hollós

Mihály Hollós has been working in English-language journalism for 40 years, widely covering macro and microeconomic issues, including finance, banking and monetary policies. He has MAs in English literature and linguistics, English teaching, and Library Science. He was economy and business editor on The Hungarian Observer, a news magazine...

Nicolaus Tideman
Nicolaus Tideman

Professor Nicolaus Tideman received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago (where he studied under Milton Friedman among others), taught at Harvard (1968-73) and served as Senior Staff Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (1970-71) before moving to Virginia Tech in 1973. He has been Professor of Economics...

Randy Cook (USA)
Randy Cook (USA)

Randy Cook has operated a fruit farm in Charlotte, Michigan, since 1975. Over the last ten years production techniques have focused on eliminating synthetic fertilizers and pesticides while increasing freshness and nutritional quality. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with honor, and a provisional teaching certificate for high school...

Rob Macquarie
Rob Macquarie

Rob Macquarie is an economist from AMI’s colleagues in the UK, Positive Money. Rob will give us an update on their activities this year, including their advocacy for a "Green Bank of England" and their recent process of engagement with advocates of Modern Monetary Theory...

Sana Syed
Sana Syed

Sana Syed is the Senior Development Manager at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), a community organization that fosters health, wellness, and healing on Chicago's Southside, where she leads the organization’s strategic development initiatives and partnerships. Born and raised in Mumbai, Sana has engaged across divides and worked with...

Sue Peters
Sue Peters

Sue Peters has degrees in History and Education and was an information technologist specializing in finance. Having spent 35 years on Wall Street, the last 15 at a multinational bank, she has an insiders knowledge of the relationship between Wall Street and money. She gave a public in-depth class on the book, The Lost Science of Money, by Stephen...

Uli Kortsch
Uli Kortsch

Uli Kortsch is the Founder of both the newly formed Monetary Institute and Global Partners Investments (GPI). Currently most of his time is spent on the Institute whose mission is to drive monetary and fiscal strategies to better serve and protect humanity. In 2013 he was asked to organize a conference on this topic at the Federal Reserve Bank of...

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