17 Jul 2017

Public debate on monetary reform is on in the Netherlands. Increasingly, the focus is on the virtual euro. Last month Dutch NGO for monetary reform, Ons Geld, held a conference in Amsterdam. Over 600 attendees, among which Dutch and European politicians, probed the status of the reform movement. In 2015 Ons Geld got support of over 100.000 citizens, demanding ‘debt free’ sov...

03 Mar 2017

The second official meeting of the International Movement for Monetary Reform (IMMR) took place in Berlin on February 17-19, 2017. The meeting was a successful gathering and significant steps were agreed to consolidate our organisation and inspire our future actions. Article originally written by Lino Zeddies in German. The background The IMMR was launched in 2013, but its very firs...

06 Feb 2017

A recent survey covering 20 countries concludes that only 20% of the population is aware that money creation is being largely managed by the private banking sector and 13% agrees this should be so. In contrast, nearly 59% would prefer that such a privilege be granted to public institution. How many people are aware that private banks create money ; and is this system the favorite opti...

30 Nov 2016

The Swedish central bank recently announced it would investigate ways to introduce an electronic version of cash. If such money would be interest-free and debt-free just like notes and coins, it would greatly facilitate a transition towards a sovereign monetary system and allow quick implementation of ‘helicopter money’. Written  by Lars Alaeus and Samuel Kazen Orrefur, with contribut...

17 Nov 2016

The Swiss Government formally recommends voters reject the Sovereign Money Initiative which proposes to abolish the power of private banks to create money. Pro-monetary reform campaigners respond to unfounded criticisms. Article improved and edited with help from Emma Dawnay and Spencer Veale. A year ago, 111,819 signatures were delivered to the Swiss Parliament, thereby triggering...

25 Oct 2016

A successful event on monetary reform was held in the Finnish Parliament, featuring valuable expert analysis of sovereign money and two endorsements from Finnish politicians for the QE4People initiative. After pushing the debate in the political scene, the Finnish movement wants to launch a citizens’ initiative. Article By Valtteri Aaltonen with contribution from Johan Meriluoto and S...

17 Oct 2016

This summer a group of Canadian, German and Spanish monetary reformers were present at the World Social Forum in Montreal to educate activists from all over the world about the implications of money creation. Report by Manuel Klein (Monetative Germany), translated from German. It all started when Joseph Pilon, a Montreal-based Canadian, decided on his own to invite organizations t...

05 Sep 2016

On September 5th, the consulting company KPMG released a new report commissioned by the Prime Minister of Iceland aiming to clarify the main features of a sovereign money system as advocated by the IMMR. The launch event in Reykjavik featured a very supportive speech from the Financial Times' chief economists commentator Martin Wolf and was commented by the Governor of the Central Bank o...

15 Apr 2016

On March 16th, the Dutch Parliament’s plenary assembly discussed the possibility of transitioning towards a sovereign monetary system and adopted two motions committing the government to carry out further research. This article was originally published on Positive Money's blog. About one year ago, more than 100,000 Dutch people signed a citizens’ initiative to make state issued dig...