It’s been a busy week here at the office of Positive Money. Lots going on to tell you about…
- Ben Dyson at Conference in Chicago
- Launch of the book “Where does Money come from?” at the Conference on Banking in Winchester
- Lots of meetups in next 4 weeks
- Latest from the blog
1. Ben Dyson at Conference in Chicago
Ben Dyson is in Chicago right now, where he has just been one of the guest speakers at the American Monetary Institute’s seventh annual Conference. This is the third time that Ben has spoken there and we’re really pleased to report that it went extremely well.
Ben tells us, “There’s quite a bit of momentum building around Dennis Kucinich’s NEED Act which he’s introduced into Congress. It was the best conference yet and definitely feels like things are moving forwards.”
Ben is spending a few extra days over there in order to share “best practice” info with the main movers and shakers on the American scene, some of whom are coming over for the 15th Annual Bromsgrove Conference of Money Reformers, in the West Midlands, on 14-16th October. (There are still a handful of places left. Please contact the organisers (not us) via this link)
2. Launch of the book “Where does Money come from?”
Last week, Drew Jackson, Positive Money’s main researcher and an expert on all things money-related, attended the University of Southampton’s conference on 29th September in Winchester, where the new book, of which he is a co-author, “Where Does Money Come From?” was launched.
“Where Does Money Come From?”, co-authored by Positive Money’s resident expert Andrew Jackson, explains exactly how money is created in the UK, based on over 500 original documents from the Bank of England and other banking authorities. With a foreword by one of the leading authorities in banking, Prof Charles Goodhart -a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England – this is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to how money is created ever published, and reveals that most of the textbooks are very much out of date.
The book is written in non-technical language and is suitable for the general public as well as the ‘experts’. The book fills a gap in the fields of economics, money, banking, finance and credit. Drew helped to write it in association with Professor Richard Werner of Southampton University, and Josh Ryan-Collins and Tony Greenham of the New Economics Foundation.
You can purchase a copy here
3. Lots of meetups in next 4 weeks
MeetUps are continuing throughout the UK…
Bristol, 13 October (with Ben Dyson)
Llanidloes, 13 October (our first MeetUp in Wales)
Sheffield, 17 October
And 3 new ones just announced…
Plymouth, 26 October
Newcastle, 27 October
Glasgow, 1 November (with Ben Dyson – this is our second in Glasgow)
Edinburgh, 2 November (with Ben Dyson – this is our second in Edinburgh)
If you want to organise something in your town, then check out this page and don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you get the message out.
Don’t forget you can still book in for POSITIVE MONEY CONFERENCE “IT’S OUR MONEY!” – in London on Saturday 29th October. This is going to be a big one, and we’d love to see as many of you there as possible. We have people coming to this from all over the UK. You can too, by signing up here…
If you know people who might be interested in going to these events, and who live near any of these places above, then please send this message on to them. We’re moving forward all the time…
4. Latest from blog
Read the latest from our blog:
2 reports from the Conference on Banking in Winchester:
Also, see a really good summary of money reform, taken from the notes made by the speaker at the Ayr MeetUp on 28 Sept.