“Over time, whoever controls the money system,
controls the nation.”
- Stephen Zarlenga, Director
The American Monetary Institute is a publicly supported charity founded in 1996. The real outcomes in society – whether there will be general economic justice or corrupt financial privileges for the few – are usually determined by the structure of a society’s monetary system.
The 2013 conference was held September 19-22 at University Center in Chicago. See our conference page at the link above to view the speakers and order videos now!
September 21, 2011 – Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced an employment bill reforming our money system: The NEED Act proposes a historic money reform, containing all the monetary provisions of the American Monetary Act including ending “fractional reserve” banking.
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Click here to hear Stephen Zarlenga’s Cooper Union radio interview for
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The AMI evaluation of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) addresses some of the issues that come up when comparing MMT’s misguided views on monetary facts.
Zarlenga’s address to the US Treasury entitled “Solution to the State’s Fiscal Crises”.
For the first time, a major political party has a platform plank (2012) supporting real monetary reform, which includes the major provisions of the American Monetary Act. This momentous progress came as a direct result of director Stephen Zarlenga’s speech.
The necessary steps to fixing the monetary system established in HR 2990 were used as a guideline by the Green Party to create and approve this monetary reform plank.
Zarlenga’s address to the House of Lords entitled “Monetary Justice Using Publicly Created Money to Fund Public Projects”.
Review the AMI’s Monetary Reform Brochure with explanations, historical background, the latest text of the American Monetary Act, answers to the 20 most frequently asked questions, and for information on what you can do to get involved. Also, please visit our Intro to Monetary Reform page for several articles to help students of monetary reform.
Professor Yamaguchi (Berkeley, Doshisha Universities) shows that Kucinich’s HR 2990 NEED Act: (1) Provides the funding for infrastructure repair (which solves the unemployment crisis) (2) Pays off the national debt as it comes due (3) Does this without inflation! Click here to watch a video of Professor Yamaguchi’s presentation to the 2010 AMI Conference. Wow!
Here are some of our most important achievements to date, made possible by the support of our generous donors who have contributed time and resources throughout the years.
- Modern Money: Interest-bearing Credit or Debt-free Currency? Paper from Dr. Joseph Huber, presented to the 2013 AMI Conference, analyzes Modern Money Theory and how this system differs from true monetary reform.
- Is the Federal Reserve System a Governmental or a Privately Controlled Organization?
- The Chicago Plan Revisited, Michael Kumhof (Deputy Division Chief, Modeling Dept., IMF) applies modern computer modeling to the Chicago Plan, which support the monetary reforms of HR 2990 and dispel the widespread fears of inflation under a government money system.
- A Program For Monetary Reform, from six notable American economists, is a 1939 proposal put forth to rebuild America’s economic system.
- A Critique of Innes’ Credit Theory of Money, by Stephen Zarlenga, which explodes (or “discredits”) the prevailing economists notion that it is OK to use “debt” in place of “money.”
- The Need for Monetary Reform is a brief summary of monetary reform.
- Why States Going Into The Banking Business Would Be A Distraction, Not A Solution To Their Fiscal Problem, American Money Scene Bulletin 5. This article is a comprehensive critique of the wrongheaded notion that instead of fixing the problem, governments should go into the banking business.
- A Critical Review of Ellen Brown’s book, Web of Debt
Helpful Monetary Reform Materials
- Action Materials for Demonstrations Across the Nation
- Reaching Local Officials/Civic Organizations on HR 2990
- Videos of the 2012 AMI Monetary Reform Conference
- AMI Educational Materials Shop
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