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Sep 30 2008
Money - where does it come from? Money expert James Bernard Quilligan, Executive Director of the Center for Global Negotiations, describes where U.S. money comes from, and why, even today, all U.S. money comes from the private Federal Reserve Bank, not from the U.S. Treasury. The U.S. currency is to backed only by debt, but this was not always so!
Find out where all that money comes from, with author Krista Keenan.
Apr 25 2011
Banks create money by making loans. Author and money expert Thomas Greco uses simple analogies to explain how this process works. He also explains how Direct Credit Clearing offers a simple, legal, and effective means for eliminating the need for bank-derived debt using the 'credit commons' approach.
Greco explains how the debt-based money system (within which we unconsciously operate) creates an inevitable cycle of boom-and-bust, because interest payments on debt, in aggregate, inevitably outstrip the value of goods and services.
The resulting urgency to repay debt creates some of the catastrophes of our time: unsustainable usage of resources, overharvesting trees, mining to much, too fast, building houses too often - all to pay-off not only legitimate costs, but also illegitimate bank fees that do nothing productive in the economy.
Aug 22 2007
James Bernard Quilligan of the Center for Global Negotiations interviews Frithjof Finkbeiner of the incredible Global Marshall Plan initiative about the vision of new opportunities for just and equitable financing of global human development - promoting prosperity for all people.
Produced by: Pierre Terre, 8/22/2007
Run Time: 12 min. 54 sec.
Story Level 2 = Children may need to ask their parents about the meaning of the Story
Aug 13 2006
The island of Bali is a paradise created by its people. They live with a balance of masculine and feminine values, they celebrate very often, every Balinese seems to be an artist - and there seem to be smiles everywhere! How have the Balinese achieved a remarkable level of development - and happiness?