Roundtable

On Money

An exchange on the essay Money for the People

Christopher Barrington-Leigh

Christopher Barrington-Leigh

Monetary reformers argue that a debt-based money system necessitates growth. But does it?

John Fullerton

John Fullerton

Public money can help drive a sustainability transition, but well-regulated private banking still has a role to play.

Gwendolyn Hallsmith

Gwendolyn Hallsmith

Local initiatives and new technologies can decentralize and democratize money.

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris

If we want a public money system to succeed, we need progressive reforms and robust democracy initiatives first.

Alf Hornborg

Alf Hornborg

Money itself may not be the problem, but general-purpose money that treats all value as commensurable certainly is.

Mary Sue Schmaltz

Mary Sue Schmaltz

We need to address the whole system of money and finance, not just creation and control of currency.

David Schweickart

David Schweickart

If we want a sustainable and equitable economy, we need to abandon capitalism.

Mary Mellor

Mary Mellor

Mary Mellor addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable.



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