Our over-reliance on private credit to furnish the economy with a money supply causes an array of negative effects such as high household debt levels, increasing concentration of wealth in the financial sector, and greater difficulty paying the bills for the general public. It also significantly and needlessly restrains resources to attend to public priorities, such as education, healthcare, the environment, and infrastructure.
This convening is designed to orient participants on the current problems of today, introduce them to a basic understanding of fiscal policy, and establish a political agenda that will provide resources directly to the communities that need them.
Tentative Schedule: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Preliminary icebreaker – Rev. Dr. Delman Coates, Founder of Our Money and Senior Pastor at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, Clinton, MD
- Intro to MMT
- Overview of Modern Monetary Theory/fiscal policy (PowerPoint)
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:30-1:00: Lunchtime Keynote: Raul Carrillo, Board Chair & Vice President of the Modern Money Network, Director of the National Jobs for All Network
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Establishing a political agenda for change
Our Money seeks to build a diverse, bi-partisan movement that endeavors to change the way we think about money to address the issues that create the disparities that directly affect our communities.
Learn more at: http://www.ourmoneyus.org