a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject.
collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number of contributors.

Symposia are the heart of the network, opportunities for experts in their field to debate and exchange ideas. Symposia serve to a) educate the public and b) broaden conversations about money and finance to include the perspectives of law, history, philosophy, ethics, sociology, engineering, technology, and more.


  • Symposium

    Money, Democracy and the Constitution

    Revolutionary Experience in the United States
    Jan 25, 2013

    This seminar explores the relationship between money and the legal formation of the modern liberal capitalist state, with a particular emphasis on the pre-Revolutionary and early United States. In contrast to conventional economic narratives that cast money as lubrication for existing forms of exchange, this event highlights the legal and political origins of our modern monetary system, and traces the influence of those forces on the shape of the modern economy.

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    Debt, Deficits or Unemployment

    Identifying Real Threats to Growth
    Nov 13, 2012

    This seminar explores the intersection between the real and monetary (or nominal) economy. It addresses the relationship between money and economic growth, and explores popular misconceptions surrounding the “sustainability” of government deficits, national debt and trade deficits for developed and developing nations.

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    Design Defects and Policy Failures

    An Institutional Analysis of the Eurozone Crisis
    Oct 5, 2012

    This seminar offers a diagnosis of the current European debt crisis that traces its origins to inherent flaws in the legal and institutional design of the Eurozone.

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    Governments Are Not Households

    Implications of Monetary Sovereignty & Stock-Flow Consistent Accounting
    Sep 25, 2012

    This seminar will examine the legal and institutional structure of the current global monetary system, with a particular emphasis on the economic freedoms afforded to nations such as the U.S., U.K., Japan, Canada and Australia that use a non-convertible fiat currency with a floating exchange rate.

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    The Historical Evolution of Money and Debt

    Sep 11, 2012

    This seminar will explore the social structures that have historically underpinned debt and money systems, and apply insights gleamed from them to our contemporary economic problems.