1. 100% Reserve Banking:   This is a presentation at the annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference held at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College in June 2011. This talk explains how I first became interested in the 100% reserve plan and the individuals and essential elements of the proposal. There is also a discussion of narrow banking and the relevance of the Chicago Plan for present-day financial reform. Click here to see the podcast. You can download a copy of Levy Public Policy Brief No. 17 “Narrow Banking: The Functional Approach to Financial Reform,” here. You may purchase a digital copy of The Chicago Plan and New Deal  Banking Reform here or in paperback from Routledge here.

2. Alliance for Just Money: Why Do We Need CBDCs? with Dr. Ronnie Phillips - March 2022. A discussion of   Central Bank Digital  Currencies. The relevance  of the Chicago Plan and a range of  perspectives from the Cato Institute to Modern Money Theory. Available here on YouTube.


3. 2021 AMI Monetary Conference, November 6, 2021.  Presentation for the American Monetary Institute Conference on Safe  and Stable Banking. Includes a discussion of Stablecoins, Central Bank Digital Currency, and Modern Money Theory (MMT). (30 minutes) Available here on YouTube.


4. Alliance for Just Money: Safe and Stable Banking   AFJM Coffeehouse - Safe and Stable Banking with Dr. Ronnie Phillips - August 2021. Join us for a brief discussion by Ronnie J. Phillips of U.S. banking history and how we have achieved safe and stable banking in the past. This will include a review of the National Banking Act and the Federal Reserve Act. The talk will conclude with a discussion of the future prospects for safe and stable banking.  Available on YouTube. August 16, 2021. (2 hours) Click here to watch on YouTube. 

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5. The National Banking System and the Demise of the Domestic Exchanges.  Prior to the National Currency Act of 1863 and the National Banking Act of 1864, individual state-chartered banks issued their own banknotes denominated in US dollars. These notes were used as a means of payment, and domestic exchange markets existed throughout the US to exchange these banknotes whose prices fluctuated.  After 1864, National Banks issued National Bank Notes that were redeemable at par throughout the country. The use of these banknotes served to push the domestic exchange rates of state bank notes and drafts toward their par value. By 1918, the creation of Federal Reserve Notes established par clearance throughout the country. Available on YouTube. August 2021. (1 hour) Click here to watch the presentation.


6. The Money Movement:  Episode 2 - A Safe Haven - Insane Risk, The Chicago Plan and Safer Money and Payments. Welcome back to this week’s episode where we talk about the Insane Risks facing our global financial system, and what this means for the prospects of full reserve money including digital currency with investor Dan Morehead of Pantera Capital. We also discuss the famous Chicago Plan with the author of The Chicago Plan and New Deal Banking Reform, CSU Professor Emeritus Ronnie Phillips. Finally we explore digital currencies as a safer form of money and payments with crypto guru Haseeb Qureshi. The Money Movement is a live broadcast internet TV show running every Thursday from 1pm–1:40pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts (https://hubs.ly/H0qn56H0) and Platform APIs (https://hubs.ly/H0qn7Xl0) at circle.com. Available on YouTube. May 2020.  Click here to watch my part of the presentation. (15 minutes)


7. Community Development Banks This is a presentation to the Minsky-Levy Summer Conference held at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College in 2014 on the topic of community development banks. I discuss how Hy Minsky and the Levy Institute became involved in the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994. I discuss the Institute’s proposal for a nationwide system of community development banks and our policy briefs on the Community Reinvestment Act and on the role of factoring companies in providing financing for small and growing businesses.  Click here to see the podcast.


8. The Beer StandardPresentation and discussion of the history of domestic exchanges in the United States and a proposal for a commodity  backed local currency: The Beer Standard. Recorded in 2009 at the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Click here to see the podcast.


9. So You Want to be a Rock and Roll Star?  Three key questions are discussed: (1) How many songwriters does it take to write a hit song?; (2) Why is touring more efficient today?; and (3) Is Death a  good career move? Presentation to Omicron Delta Epsilon at Colorado State University on April 30, 2010. Click here to see the podcast. Click here to purchase Rock and Roll Fantasy from Springer.


10. Interview with Lloyd W. MintsInterview with Lloyd W. Mints, emeritus professor of economics at the University of Chicago, on the occasion of his 100th birthday in 1988. Mints was one of the founding fathers of the original Chicago School of Economics. Recorded in Fort Collins, Colorado. Click here to see the podcast.

Jamie McAndrews’ Narrow Bank from the American Enterprise Institute.

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