Back in May 2003 we started a wiki to ‘discuss monetary reform and democracy [https://web.archive.org/web/20030613112808/https://wiki.uniteddiversity.com/uniteddiversity] ‘, and I just posted Positive Money’s Banking 101 video course [https://uniteddiversity.coop/2013/08/01/banking-101-how-money-and-banking-actually-works/] , probably the best introduction to how money
This great little collection of videos is the clearest and most authoritative introduction to exactly how the monetary and banking system in the UK actually works. It is based on the excellent book ‘Where Does Money Come From [https://www.neweconomics.org/publications/entry/where-does-money-come-from]?’ published by the Positive Money
The WIR Bank [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WIR_Bank] in Switzerland has been successfully running for over 60 years. It was started in the 1930s in response to the great economic crises of the time. Studies have shown [https://library.uniteddiversity.coop/Money_and_Economics/Community_Currencies/WIR] that
The Co-opreative News [https://www.thenews.coop/] has reported [https://www.thenews.coop/article/financial-co-operatives-safe-bet-crisis] news about a study by the International Labour Organization [https://www.ilo.org/] calledResilience in a downturn: The power of financial cooperatives [https://www.ilo.org/empent/Publications/WCMS_207768/lang--en/index.htm]. You can
The last version of this film we posted [/must-see-film-inside-job-with-spanish-subtitles/] has since been removed so here it is again (this time with Greek subtitles). It is an important film well worth watching. You can also watch (and download) it on vimeo [https://vimeo.com/23086688], or download it via bittorrent [https:
The Money Fix [https://www.themoneyfix.org/], another must see documentary about money and the banking system. > “Money is at the intersection of nearly every aspect of modern life. Most of us take the monetary system for granted, but it has a profound and largely misunderstood influence on our lives.
In America’s earliest days, there were barn-raising parties in which neighbors helped each other build up their farms. Today, in some churches, there are debt liquidation revivals in which parishioners chip in to free each other from growing credit card debts that are driving American families to bankruptcy and
This is part 3 of the original Zeitgeist Movie [https://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/] (see some of my thoughts on that here [https://uniteddiversity.com/zeitgeist-addendum/]), all about money [https://uniteddiversity.com/money/], banking [https://uniteddiversity.com/tag/banking/] and the Federal Reserve in the US.
Here you will find links to all the great money resources on this site 🙂 Basic Info: * Money Today [https://uniteddiversity.com/money-today/] * A Brief History of Money [https://uniteddiversity.com/a-brief-history-of-money/] Money Books: * Money Books [https://uniteddiversity.com/money-books/] * More money books [https://uniteddiversity.com/more-money-books/] * see also Money downloads
Widespread debt slavery created by an insane banking system is undoubtedly one of the biggest problems we all face. This video animation, Money as Debt [https://www.moneyasdebt.net/] by Paul Grignon [https://www.moneyasdebt.net/], is undoubtedly one the most important films ever made. If you don’t yet