04 Jul 2018

By Edgar Wortmann, Ons Geld. Since its inception in 2012, IMMR member ‘Ons Geld’ advocates the introduction of digital cash. What is that, and why is it important? Edgar Wortmann (Ons Geld counselor and IMMR core-group member) explains it. Historically, money represents a 'nominal’ and an 'intrinsic' value. A silver coin for instance, had the nominal value printed on it, and the in...

28 Jun 2018

By Edgar Wortmann, Ons Geld. Michael Kumhof has released a new paper. In it he outlines design principles for 'Central Bank Digital Currency' (CBDC). Again, Michael Kumhof makes an important contribution to money reform. His design principles are good for the central bank, but also for what we want: a just and stable money system. With these design principles that comes into view. ...

20 Jun 2018

On 8 July, Lars Alaeus, the author of this article and Chairman of Swedish IMMR member organisation Positiva Pengar, will host a live webinar to discuss this article. If you like what you read and want to discuss this more in depth with Lars and other money reform activists from the IMMR, please register here to join! Abstract There is a lot of discussion around how to handle infla...

15 Jun 2018

By Edgar Wortmann, Ons Geld and IMMR Core Group member The result is known. The "No" camp has won. Nevertheless, the Swiss Vollgeld referendum was a great success. Monetary reform hit the headlines world wide. Many newspapers informed the public on money creation. Praise and appreciation for our Swiss colleagues. A resounding result! Despite much confusion and disinformation abou...

06 Jun 2018

By Rachel Oliver, Positive Money  On 25-27th May 2018 the International Movement for Monetary Reform gathered for its annual gathering. This year money reform campaign groups from all over the world came together for 3 days in sunny Utrecht, Holland. We kicked off on the Friday afternoon with introductions from each group and attendees. "How's the campaign going?" "How's the organi...

20 May 2018

This article was originally published in the Spanish newspaper EL MUNDO in February 2018. It is by Carlos Arenillas, economist, former vice president of the CNMV (Spanish Securities Supervisor), and former member of the board of the bank of Spain. A friend of mine asked me that a few months ago after the crisis - something that created a good deal of anguish for him - in the Banco Pop...

06 Feb 2018

This blog is the first in a series crafted to help you meet the incredible money reform activists who make up the International Movement for Monetary Reform. Each organisation is fighting for a more fair and democratic money system within their own countries, and together we are building a powerful global movement to make economies work better for all of us. by Giulia Lazzaretti, ...

06 Jan 2018

Inequality cartoon
by Lino Zeddies, Monetative Some weeks ago our German sovereign money reform organization „Monetative“ held its annual conference on “Money. Power. Inequality.” to discuss how the current money system with private banks power to create deposit money affects the distribution of power, income and wealth. In this article, I would like to share my most important take-aways from the confer...

30 Nov 2017

On 07 November 2017 Miguel Ángel Fernández Ordóñez, former governor of the Bank of Spain, made a statement in favour of money being created by public institutions instead of private banks. Speaking at the Investigative Commission on Spain's financial crisis and financial assistance programme, Ordóñez cited technological advances as an argument in favor of stable money creation by the Sta...