Democracy Convention

Democracy is coming... to the U.S.A.

What is money, where does it come from, and why is it important and relevant to democracy? To strengthen participatory democracy we need economic democracy. Economic democracy means people having control over their daily lives and a say on the direction of the economy. When jobs and incomes are insecure, economic democracy is eroded. Monetary realities usually affect a citizen's daily life far more than Congress, the President, or Supreme Court. The real outcomes in society – whether there will be general economic justice or special financial privileges for the few – are often quietly determined behind the scenes by the structure of a society’s monetary system. This workshop by members of the American Monetary Institute will show why the present monetary system is inherently unjust and unstable, and is the cause of repeated economic crises that are used to impose further injustices and erosions of democracy. Systemic change is needed to make another world possible. We present three simple monetary reforms that together democratize the money system and make all other reforms financially possible to bring forth a greater level of economic justice, a more equitable society, and a more sustainable, more efficient economy within the earth’s ecosystem.

Session Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
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