1. 100% Reserve BankingThis 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.

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2. 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.

3. 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 on April 30, 2010 about the music industry. Click here to see the podcast.


4. 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. Recorded in Fort Collins, Colorado. Click here to see the podcast.