16th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference, 2020

Friday, 13th of November 2020
10:00 AM CST

Conference video playlist

Danisha Kazi
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 Danisha Kazi - Positive Money UK American Monetary Institute The independent study of monetary history, theory, ...
Dr. Kaoru Yamaguchi
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 Dr. Kaoru Yamaguchi - Money Stock Equals Total Domestic Debts - Flow of Funds Analysis in ...
Edgar Wortmann
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 Edgar Wortmann - The Politics of Safe Money American Monetary Institute The independent study of monetary ...
Greg Coleridge
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 Greg Coleridge - Banking on a Democracy. Movement for System Change. American Monetary Institute The independent ...
Howard Switzer
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Sunday, November 15 Howard Switzer - Gesell's Natural Order American Monetary Institute The independent study of monetary history, theory, ...
Jesus Suaste
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Sunday, November 15 Jesus Suaste - Sovereign Money in Latin America: How little we know how much we need ...
Joe Bongiovanni and Randy Cook
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Sunday, November 15 Joe Bongiovanni, with Randy Cook as discussant History of Parity Starting with the U.S. Constitution ...
Joe Bongiovanni Saturday
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 Joe Bongiovanni - The National Monetary. Commission Proposal. American Monetary Institute The independent study of monetary ...
Joe Bongiovanni Sunday
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Sunday, November 15 Joe Bongiovanni - Nobel Laureate, Fredrick Soddy: Ecological Economics - on money and the Nature of ...
John Howell
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 John Howell - My Sojourn in Monetary Reform: Some Lessons Learned American Monetary Institute The independent ...
Joseph Huber
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 Joseph Huber - CBDC and current Quantitative Easing: Making good use of the large overhangs in ...
Mark Pash
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 Mark Pash - Politics, Elections and Monetary Reform American Monetary Institute The independent study of monetary ...
Mark Young
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Sunday, November 15 Mark Young - Monetary Reform as a Human Rights Issue at the United Nations American Monetary ...
Nic Tideman
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 Nic Tideman - The Evaluation of Monetary Systems American Monetary Institute The independent study of monetary ...
Nick Egnatz
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Sunday, November 15 Nick Egnatz - The Relationship between the Bank Created Debt - Money System and Slavery American ...
Saturday afternoon panel
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 Panel of afternoon speakers - John Howell, Greg Coleridge, Virginia Hammon, Uli Kortsch, Sue Peters, Joe ...
Saturday morning panel
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 Panel of morning speakers - Edgar Wortmann and Nic Tideman American Monetary Institute The independent study ...
Sue Peters
Jan 23, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 Sue Peters - Update from the Banking, Monetary Reform Committee of the Green Party - U....
Steve Keen
Jan 18, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 Steve Keen - One Mathematical Model of Modern Monetary Operations American Monetary Institute The independent study ...
Tom Asbridge with Randy Cook
Jan 23, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Sunday, November 15 Tom Asbridge, with Randy Cook as discussant. 20th Century Stories of How Parity Worked in the ...
Uli Kortsch
Jan 23, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 Uli Kortsch - How to Stop the Stoppers American Monetary Institute The independent study of monetary ...
Virginia Hammon
Jan 23, 2021
THE 16TH ANNUAL AMI MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE, 2020 Saturday, November 14 Virginia Hammon - How We Pay for a Better World with Just Money: Turn the Economy ...

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Steven Walsh, AMI Director

Dear Friends of the American Monetary Institute,

Our 16th Annual AMI Conference will take place on November 13, 14, 15, and because of the pandemic it will be a ZOOM Conference. The schedule is below and we look forward to your presence as a participant, speaker, or discussant. Participant cost is $25.00 and that is a flat fee for the whole conference.

The speakers on Saturday will assume that all participants are familiar with monetary reform. Therefore, we decided to have two concurrent Friday evening breakout sessions. On this night (Friday night – 6 – 8 pm CST Chicago Time) after the participants join the ZOOM conference they will be in the ‘lobby’ and can choose between

  • happy-hour breakout session where people are free to talk and chat, or
  • an introductory breakout session about monetary reform calibrated for new people, or just as a refresher.

Here we will learn some of the basics on money and banking and monetary systems. We will learn about the money creation and its expansion process, and to understand monetary reform we will learn about money in circulation and reserves. Further, we will learn about digital currency and particularly about central bank digital currencies and side-by-side competition. The purpose of this session is for the person relatively new to monetary reform to be able to follow the conversations over the weekend.

All people who attend this breakout session will be invited to attend a study group to learn about money and monetary systems at no further registration cost.

I’m sure everyone will be invited to say a word about themselves and what they are doing.

The conference is split up into five sessions and every session has more or les a theme:

  • Session 0 (Friday evening): Introduction to Monetary Reform and Good luck Happy Hour (optional, but the introduction to monetary refrom is strongly advised for new people).
  • Session Ia (Sat morning): Latest Research and Findings
  • Session Ib (Sat afternoon): Monetary Activism
  • Session IIa (Sun morning): Parity Pricing
  • Session IIb (Sun afternoon): International Dimension

Below you will find relevant information about the schedule, registration and payment.

Thanks and warmest regards, hoping to see you on Zoom,

The 2020 AMI Conference Team,

Steven Walsh
Mike Holden
Govert Schuller
Alfonso Saldana

“Do not be afraid – and remember: Action dispels fear.”   – Stephen Zarlenga, AMI co-founder and first Director 1941-2017

Conference Materials

Bongiovanni, Joe. “On Money, Nature and Wealth: The Convergence of Dr. Frederick Soddy Reforms“.

Bongiovanni, Joe. “Where and How do Sovereign Money Reforms and Parity Economics Reforms Meet?

Wortmann, Edgar. “The Politics of Safe Money“.

Yamaguchi, Kaoru. “Money Stock Equals Total Domestic Debts – Flow of Funds Analysis in Japan”. 

Schedule of Events (All times Chicago, Central Standard Time:

Friday November 13 

TimeFriday ActvityTitle or Topic
6:00 pm.Opening RemarksOpening Remarks & MR Song
6:10 pm.Breakout in 2 Rooms1) Good Luck Happy Hour or
2) Introduction to Monetary Reform Basics
7:45 pm.All reconvene
8:00 pm.Session finished

Saturday November 14 

TimeSaturday SpeakersTitle or Topic
9:00 am.Howard Switzer,
Steven Walsh
AMI Introductions and monetary song presentation
9:30 am.Steve KeenOne Mathematical Model of Modern Monetary Operations
10:15 am.Kaoru YamaguchiMoney Stock Equals Total Domestic Debts – Flow of Funds Analysis in Japan
10:45 am.Joseph HuberCBDC and current Quantitative Easing: Making good use of the large overhangs in central bank reserves
11:15 am.Break
11:30 am.BreNic Tidemanak 1The Politics of Safe Money
12:45 pm.Panel of the morning speakersQuestions
1:10 pm.Lunch
2:15 pm.Howard SwitzerIntroduction and song presentation
2:25 pm.John HowellMy Sojourn in Monetary Reform: Some Lessons Learned
2:55 pm.Greg ColeridgeBanking on a Democracy Movement for System Change
3:25 pm.Virginia HammonHow We Pay for a Better World with Just Money: Turn the Economy Right Side up!
3:55 pm.Uli KortschHow to Stop the Stoppers
4:25 pm.Break
4:40 pm.Sue PetersUpdate from the Banking, Monetary Reform Committee of the Green Party – U.S.
4:55 pm.Joe BongiovanniThe National Monetary Commission Proposal
5:45 pm.Panel of afternoon speakersQuestions
5:15 pmTim Di MuzioMMT, The Pandemic and Fiscal Fright
5:45 pmHappy Hour
7:30+ pmSession Finished

Sunday November 14 

TimeSunday SpeakersTitle or Topic
9:00 am.Howard SwitzerIntroduction and song presentation
9:20 am.Joe BongiovanniNobel Laureate, Fredrick Soddy: Ecological Economics – on money and the Nature of wealth
9:50 am.Joe Bongiovanni, with
Randy Cook as discussant
History of Parity Starting with the U.S. Constitution
10:20 am.Tom Asbridge, with
Randy Cook as discussant
20th Century Stories of How Parity Worked in the U.S.:
How my View on Food and Fiber is Different than Yours
11:20 amBreak
11:35 am.Michael ClarkReflections from a U.N. Researcher on Monetary Reform, Agriculture, and Economic Development in General
12:45 pm.Panel of the morning speakersWith discussants Geri Perry, Sue Peters, Mary Sanderson,
and Jean Giblette
2:30 pm.Nick EgnatzThe Relationship between the Bank Created Debt-Money System and Slavery
3:00 pm.Mark YoungMonetary Reform as a Human Rights Issue at the United Nations
3:30 pm.Break
3:45 pm.Jesus SuasteSovereign Money in Latin America: 
How little we know how much we need it
4:15 pm.Howard SwitzerGesell’s Natural Order
Oaks Tree Beach Photo

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Conference Speakers

Edgar Wortmann
Edgar Wortmann

Edgar Wortmann is a company lawyer specializing in financial and property law. He is active for both government and industry and involved in the organization of energy cooperatives in the Netherlands. He conducted various projects focused on the circular economy, such as the ‘

Greg Coleridge
Greg Coleridge

Greg Coleridge presents the primary methodology to avoid wasting crucial time and energy at historically critical points – for example the error of some Greens in supporting states to do fractional reserve banking, at this time when real reform must be the target. Rigorous research and study is the essential first step of any social change agent...

Howard Switzer
Howard Switzer

Howard Switzer is a Tennessee architect working in eco-friendly building methods and builds energy efficient, healthy, homes and has presented at the International Materials Research Congress. He is a founding member and was co-chair of the Green Party of Tennessee 2002-2003, serving many terms on the Green Party’s National Committee as a...

Jesus Suaste Cherizola
Jesus Suaste Cherizola

Jesus Suaste Cherizola resides in Mexico and recently obtained a Masters in political science and now pursues a PhD in sociology. He translated Capital as Power (El Capital Como Poder) by Jonathan Nitzan and Shimshon Bichler, and is now translating Making Money: The...

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...

Joseph Huber
Joseph Huber

Joseph Huber is Professor emeritus of economic and environmental sociology, Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. He is the founder of the monetary reform organization Monetative e.V. Berlin and is the editor and main author of the web site

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...

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...

Mark Young
Mark Young

Mark Young has over 25 years of experience in the housing and community development field. He has worked in the non-profit sector for a community development corporation and for city and state governments as well as being a private business owner of Crossroads Development & Consulting Company, JMK Development, Home Care Realty, Urban...

Michael Clark
Michael Clark

I am very sorry I cannot be with you this evening to share memories and pay homage to Stephen Zarlenga.

My own experience was brief, even meteoric, but life changing. It began early in 2010, when Dennis Kucinich handed me a thick sheaf of paper and said, “Hey, Mike. I’ve been holding this bill for a while, but I think it’s about time...

Nick Egnatz
Nick Egnatz

When I first read that our money was created out of thin air by banks when they made loans, I began a desperate search to find out if this could possibly be true. As a Vietnam vet, turned into a peace, social justice and environmental activist, I needed answers. It was probably about fourteen years ago that I fortuitously came across the American...

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...

Professor Steve Keen
Professor Steve Keen

Professor Steve Keen is widely regarded as one of the world's most accurate analytical economists, voted in 1st place for the inagural Revere Award for Economics in 2010 by the (Real) World...

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...

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...

Tom Asbridge
Tom Asbridge

Tom Asbridge is the former president of the National Organization for Raw Materials (NORM) and represented many agricultural organizations in Washinto D.C. in the 1980s.

Tom will give us ground truth on what parity looks like for an individual...

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...

Virginia Hammon
Virginia Hammon

Virginia Hammon is a facilitator and educator dedicated to improving our money system. Money is by law and we must change the law to change the money. We’ve made several renditions of an Act of Congress. However we do not yet have a simple, clear, comprehensive version. Her presentation is a review of the questions and issues that remain to be...

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