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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.

Community development banks and minsky’s cash-flow bank examination. 

This is a presentation to the Minsky-Levy Summer Conference held at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College in June 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. 

The Money Movement, hosted by Jeremy Allaire. Episode 2 - a safe haven - insane risk, the chicago plan and safer money and payments. May 2020. 

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 ( and Platform APIs ( at May 2020. Note: My presentation begins at 13:10.

The establishment of 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)

How to create a commodity backed local currency. 

Presentation 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. Originally presented at a  joint conference with the E.F. Schumacher Foundation in Great Barrington, MA, July 2008.

Safe and stable banking: Lessons from u.s. history. 

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) 

Music Industry Podcasts

Miscellaneous Podcasts

Interview with Lloyd Mints.

Interview 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.

Reflections on the founding of afit. Association for Institutional Thought/WSSA, Albuquerque, NM, April 2009.








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