Podcasts

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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.

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2. Community Development Banks This is a presentation to the Minsky-Levy Summer Conference 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.


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3. 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.


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4. 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.

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5. 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.