Fix Our Broken Money System, Achieve Justice, Avoid Austerity, Reduce Debt, and Create Jobs — All In One Afternoon!
Well, it may take more than one afternoon, but the upcoming Sunday, May 12, Fixing Our Money System forum which will run from 1-5 p.m. at Coopers Union in New York City will be a good start.
Its speakers intend to clear the fog around headline-grabbing terminology like Sequestration, liberating “Trillion Dollar Coins,” ominous “Financial Cliffs,” and scary “Closing Down the Government” and to educate the audience as to alternative economic approaches which can end — as key presenter Stephen Zarlenga declares – “all the nonsense being spread about.”
“Yes, it’s all a heap of nonsense… mainly being to further enrich the one tenth of one percent of our population when the nation should be heavily taxing their wealth instead — the way Roosevelt did. The antidote is monetary reform, and learning which media and Internet sources to listen to and which to avoid.” What is necessary to understand is (1) the true nature of money as legal tender; (2) Big Banks’ unwarranted money creation power; and (3) Government’s constitutional power to create and regulate the money supply to promote the general welfare.
Stephen is the Director of the American Monetary Institute and one who helped draft the H.R. 2990 Bill introduced into the House of Representatives in 2011 by then-Representative Dennis Kucinich. (NEED stands for National Emergency Employment Defense Act.)
How important was this bill? The very fact that it was caused to die in a House sub-committee last year should give you a clue. Stephen feels that, if we can resurrect and reintroduce this bill into the 113th Congress, “it could be an earthquake to our banking system.”
You don’t need to have occupied Wall Street to find these words and this endeavor to be of importance. At the very center of Occupy’s message has always been the outrage over a broken — even criminal — financial system. A single, coherent message around which such activists can rally has been lacking. Could this be that missing lightning rod?
Completely change the monetary system
Stop, once and for all, the creation of money by private financial institutions as interest-bearing debt! This will be one of the passionate cases to be made that Sunday. To put that message across strongly, Stephen gathered together a lecture team of some of the most advanced monetary thinkers in the country.
Among them are people such as Professor Nic Tideman of Virgina Tech, William Batt, a leading Georgian economist, and Kaoru Yamaguchi of Japan, a world leader in applying system dynamics methodology to monetary reform. Other speakers are Robert Poteat, Jamie Walton, Joe Bongiovanni, and Greg Coleridge.
To attend Fixing our Broken Money System — Achieving Justice, Avoiding Austerity, Reducing Debt, and Creating Jobs, visit www.Monetary.org for details. Tickets are a $10 by eventbrite in advance, or $20 at the door. Write Stephen directly at email@example.com, and listen to his 15 Minutes of Fact Interview on this subject: “Do Letters and Numbers Involve Flesh and Blood?” here: http://bit.ly/14OTlO6.
Put this conference on your calendar and plan to be there. A downloadable flyer can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/163ojC3.
One more thing — a question. Does anyone know of a Representative who is man (or woman) enough to introduce H.R. 2990 this year?