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REFLECTIONS FROM ILLINOIS, March 17, 2020: Growing season, homeschooling, shamanic dismemberment

On Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Governor of the State of Illinois imposed a moratorium on ON-SITE CONSUMPTION of food & drink for all Illinois food businesses—grocery stores, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars, etc.  The moratorium is currently scheduled to continue through March 30. Of course, the situation around COVID 19 is completely fluid no matter what time […]

ENDORSEMENT 2020: Elizabeth Warren for U.S. President

I’m endorsing Elizabeth Warren because she is an organizer, knows how the U.S. government works (and doesn’t work), and knows how to listen and how to communicate. I believe she will be a great partner to activists of all kinds on all our basic needs and to local and state governments. She is a model […]

LEGAL MALFEASANCE: Commercial Banks Create Money out of Thin Air with Every Loan

From: Debbie Hillman Subject: MOTHER JONES article — Trump $50 million loan: Case study for banks creating new money ?? Date: September 7, 2019 To Russ Choma, reporter – Mother Jones Scoop@Mother Jones cc: Lucille Eckrich, President – Alliance for Just Money (professor based in Bloomington-Normal, IL) Steven Walsh – Board member, Alliance for Just […]

“July 4th is really about Monetary Reform”: The 21st Century Money Question

“July 4th is really about Monetary Reform”: The 21st Century Money Question Posted July 5, 2018 This is a sort of guest blog, albeit posthumous, by the late Stephen Zarlenga, founding Director of the American Monetary Institute. The blog is actually a compilation of three July 4th messages by Stephen (2016, 2010, 2009), all of […]

“RICHER THAN WE THINK” — Public banks as 2018 election platform

“RICHER THAN WE THINK” — Public banks as 2018 election platform Posted May 30, 2018 Originally published on national food-and-farm networks. –COMFOOD (Community Food, Tufts Univ.) –FPN (Food Policy Networks, Johns Hopkins Univ.) –WFAN (Women, Food & Agriculture Network – Ames, Iowa) –Members of U.S. monetary reform groups (American Monetary Institute, Alliance for Just Money, […]

Is Economics a Science? Not without “Money Mechanics” & “Public Money”

Is Economics a Science?  Not without Core Courses in “Money Mechanics” & “Public Money” Posted April 23, 2018 Last week, the Department of Economics at Northwestern University announced its unanimous vote to classify economics as a STEM major. Additional approvals are required before the reclassification is implemented, but the article in the Daily Northwestern made […]

Monetary science and healing for white supremacists, Jews, and other confused Americans

This is an edited and expanded version of a private comment sent to Eric K. Ward, whose June essay went viral during the weekend of Aug. 11, 2017 (as events were unfolding in Charlottesville, VA and as initiated by a gathering of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, etc.). Monetary science and healing for white supremacists, Jews, and […]

Organic Checkoff — NO, New U.S. operating system — YES

Organic Checkoff — NO,  New U.S. operating system — YES Posted April 18, 2017 This blogpost contains two parts: A. My comments on the USDA Organic Checkoff proposal B. Additional resources for learning about the U.S. economy’s operating system — money, banking, language, and democratic process. A. Public comment regarding the Organic Checkoff proposal (submitted on […]