Low-impact money - links

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Useful Organisations

American Monetary Institute independent study of monetary theory, history and reform
Bank of England Bulletin: Money in the modern economy – an introduction; explains how money is created, if you find it difficult to believe
Ethex helping people invest in socially-beneficial businesses and projects, and receive a better return than from a bank

Ethical Investment Research Services
independent research into the social, environmental and ethical performance of companies
Ethiscore rates companies and products against a range of environmental and ethical criteria
Fair Pensions campaigning to ensure that pension funds do not invest in unethical practices such as child labour
FEASTA exploring possibilities for a sustainable economy
institute for Leadership and Sustainability IFLAS run a regular MOOC (massive open online course) about money – it’s free and very enlightening
International Movement for Monetary Reform Network of organisations in several countries educating their populations about the corrupt monetary system
Monneta charity founded by the late, great Margrit Kennedy, to promote alternatives to the current financial system; lots of useful resources
New Economics Foundation radical think tank challenging the dominant global economic ideas
Positive Money Group that explains the money system well – lots of information on their website; their solution is to take the power to create money out of the hands of private banks and to give it to a public body.

Blogs & information

Alastair McIntosh article on the history of usury prohibition
Brett Scott altered states of monetary consciousness
Debunking Economics Steve Keen’s website – critic on neoclassical economics, and one of the few who predicted the 2008 crash
the Ecology of Money read Richard Douthwaite’s book online
Exorbitant privilege the benefit US businesses get from the dollar being the global reserve currency; other countries need dollars, especially to buy oil; the dollar maintains a high value; raw materials and products from overseas are relatively cheap for US businesses and consumers
Full Reserve Banking starting point for anyone wanting to research alternatives to the fractional reserve banking system
Global Research who owns the Federal Reserve?
Islamic Finance debate on usury-free banking
Michael Hudson analysis of the geo-political machinations of global economics
Money as Debt first in a series of videos on how money is issued as debt, by Paul Grignon
the Money Masters documentary and campaigning for monetary reform
the Money Project all the world’s money and markets in one incredible visualisation
The Role of Money – what it should be contrasted with what it has become full text of a book by Frederick Soddy, critical of economic growth and fractional reserve banking
Rolling Stone Famous Matt Taibbi ‘giant vampire squid’ article about Goldman Sachs’ political influences


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