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Alliance For Just Money
October 2021


•        Upcoming Events
•        Special Projects
•        Newsworthy

•        Latest Reading and Research
•        Previous AFJM Coffeehouses



17th Annual American Monetary Institute (AMI) Monetary Reform Conference
Virtual Meetings November 5-7 via Zoom
There will be three sessions starting Friday at 4PM-9PM CT and Saturday and Sunday at 9AM-7:30PM CT, with a meal break midway each day. See the
conference page for full details.

The speakers' list includes Laurence Kotlikoff, Miguel Ordóñez, Katharina Serafimova, Ronnie Phillips, Joseph Huber, Richard Robbins, Sergio Rossi, Virginia Hammon and many more luminaries. Click here for a list with bios.

The cost of the conference will be $35. Please register here.

The conference will need moderators, discussants, etc. There will be training for them. Please get in touch with Steven Walsh at if you can help in these ways.

"Building Bridges: Can MMT and Just Money be friends?"
with Virginia Hammon
Monday, October 25th
At 8PM ET / 7PM CT / 6PM MT / 5PM PT via Zoom
Register in advance

Virginia Hammon, author of US Money: What is it? Why we must change, How we can (2018), and (with Mark Pash), How We Pay for a Better World (2019) will explore the similarities and differences in the goals, values, definitions, and worldview of Modern Money Theory and Just Money.

AFJM November Coffeehouse
with Ed Dodson
Monday, November 22nd

At 8PM ET / 7PM CT / 6PM MT / 5PM PT via Zoom
Register in advance

Ed Dodson is a long-time member of the Henry George School’s faculty. Since his retirement in 2005 from Fannie Mae, he has lectured and taught courses at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Philadelphia. He also serves as Senior Researcher with the Henry George Historical Center in Philadelphia. He is the author of the three-volume work, “The Discovery of First Principles” and is a contributor to several publications promoting the perspectives of Henry George.

AFJM's YouTube Subscriber Challenge
We still need 20 more subscribers to our
YouTube channel! Once we reach our goal, we will be able to further customize our channel for our viewers. Visit our Just Money Festival playlist and our Coffeehouse playlist- and remember to like, share, and subscribe!
AFJM Book Clubs 2022
If you've participated in an AFJM book club, you know the dialogue was rich and invigorating. We would like to start our book clubs back up in 2022. What money book would YOU like to read and discuss with other members of AFJM? We are open to your suggestions on the thread "
Book circle suggestions for 2022." If you are not already a member and would like to make a suggestion or get involved email Everyone is welcome! We will determine the schedule at the first meeting for each book club.
As a subscriber, we encourage you to become an AFJM member if you are not already. Once you are an AFJM member, please consider joining a committee. For more information check out our
membership page and committee listings. Thank you! You may also contact to express your interest or ideas.

AFJM's Third Annual Report
As the AFJM Board, committees, and staff get year 4 underway, we want to provide you with our report from year 3. We thank you for your involvement and encourage your participation moving forward. Read
AFJM's Third Annual Report.

An Update on the American Monetary Reform Act (AMRA)
This fall AFJM’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) is continuing to review and update the NEED Act of 2011-2012. This work began last spring, and a first update (of Sections 1, 2, and Title V) was completed, approved by the Board, and announced at AFJM’s Third Annual Membership Meeting on July 24th and in our Third Annual Report. Sections 3, 4, and Titles I-IV of the NEED Act remain to review and update, work the LAC intends to complete by February 2022.

AFJM is calling the updated NEED Act the American Monetary Reform Act (AMRA). Our first and subsequent partial updates may be available on AFJM’s Archive page until the full update is completed and approved. In the meantime, we encourage all who are interested to read the NEED Act, using AFJM’s previously published Guide to the NEED Act to help you. We need your support to advocate for its update, co-sponsorship, and passage in 2022.

Any AFJM member interested in participating in this work can join the LAC by emailing your interest to


Money Truly is Working Against Us
By John Howell
In "Money is working against us" (The Athens Messenger, August 7, 2021), Mat Roberts rightly points out the failure of our money system. It has led to an extreme concentration...
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The Money Matrix, Part 1: The Private Money System
By Sue Peters
Private commercial banks create what we all use as 'money'. This fundamental fact is not taught in our schools. Why? The answer: because it is the power...
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August 2021. “Safe and Stable Banking” with Dr. Ronnie Phillips
Recording & Study Stack

September 2021. “Patriarchy and Capitalism” with Dr. Harriet Fraad
Recording & Study Stack

This Newsletter will also be available in the AFJM Archive.


AFJM is an organizational member of the
International Movement for Monetary Reform

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