The Modern Money Network (“MMN”) aims to bring accurate and accessible knowledge of monetary and financial systems to the broader public.

Our symposia bring together students, scholars, professionals and members of the public to discuss, debate and refine ideas about money. Our work combines insights from a range of fields, including law, political economy, finance, history, sociology, anthropology, technology and systems theory.

Our first two seminars, The Historical Evolution of Money and Debt and Governments Are Not Households, are a good introduction to the economic concepts our network promotes.

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 Symposia

Conversations & debates between experts from a range of disciplines.

Topic Directory

Monetary & financial concepts explained, with annotated reading lists & other media.

 Publications

Bibliography of works relevant to the Modern Money Network’s research interests.

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Mission & Values

Why we exist, and what we care about.

Upcoming Events

Calendar of chapter meetings & symposia.

 Organization

How the MMN is structured & governed.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is money?

How does money work?

We approach macroeconomic issues as legal realists, asking two critical questions: What is money? and How does money work? Our symposia and learning materials promote the insight that the US Government, along with other governments with fiat currencies and floating exchange rates, cannot “go broke.” That is, such governments face price stability constraints, but not solvency constraints per se. Thus there is no macroeconomic reason for current austerity measures.

Modern Money for Public Purpose

We are committed to the creation and improvement of monetary and financial institutions governed by the public and directed in support of public purpose. We believe in the universal, enforceable and inalienable right of every person to participate in economic life in a manner consistent with basic principles of justice, fairness, equality and dignity.

Who We Are

Student-run and student-conceived, the Modern Money Network welcomes all who are curious about how money works, and how our monetary and financial systems can be improved. Our network includes students, scholars, lawyers, artists, & technologists.


Series

Modern Money & Public Purpose

This seminar series introduces a new economic narrative, in which societies use their monetary systems in a democratic way to achieve full employment and promote public purpose.

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