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References and Links

This is a selection of what I have read – honest!:

Bakan 2004: Joel Bakan, ‘The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power’, Constable(UK) or Simon and Schuster (USA), 2004 – the book is much better than the DVD.

Benes J and Kumhof M, entitled ‘The Chicago Plan Revisited’ (IMF Working Paper No. 12/202). The authors summarise their paper as follows

“At the height of the Great Depression a number of leading U.S. economists advanced a proposal for monetary reform that became known as the Chicago Plan. It envisaged the separation of the monetary and credit functions of the banking system, by requiring 100% reserve backing for deposits….

Chicago Tribune, ‘Exclusive: U.S. banks told to make plans for preventing collapse’, 10 Aug 2012,,0,3006538.story

Craig David, ‘Plundering the Public Sector’, Constable, 2006

Creating New Money: Joseph Huber and James Robertson, ‘Creating New Money: a Monetary Reform for the Information Age’, New Economics Foundation, 2000, available as a free pdf download from: This proposal involves central banks taking over money creation from commercial banks.

Economist Aug 2009: Robert Lucas, ‘In defence of the dismal science’, Aug 6th 2009,

FPC2: Minutes on 2nd meeting of FPC on 20 sept 2011, found at

Future Money: James Robertson, ‘FUTURE MONEY: Breakdown or Breakthrough?’, Green Books, 2012 –

Haldane 2010: Andrew Haldane et. al., ‘The Future of Finance: the LSE Report’, 2010,, available in print or as a free pdf download.

Hutton 2002 : Will Hutton, ‘The World We’re In’, Little Brown, 2002, especially chapter 3: ‘Waging War without Blood’

ICB: The Independent Commission on the Banking System issued its final report on 12 Sept 2011. – downloadable from that site.

Jackson 2009: Tim Jackson, “Prosperity without Growth:Economics for a Finite Planet”, Earthscan, 2009 – updated version of Sustainable Development Commission report of same title March 2009. The SDC is now defunct thanks to the Tories, but link is still there. Paperback version of book published March 2011.

Jackson and Dyson, ‘Modernising Money’, Positive Money, 2012

Keynes J M, ‘General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money’, downloaded as pdf

John Kay 2009: Prof. John Kay, ‘Narrow Banking’,

Jubilee Debt Campaign,2013,  ‘Our interactive view of debt across the planet’,

Keen S, ‘Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor Dethroned’, Zed Books, 2011

Lines 2011: Thomas Lines, ‘The Dog that Didn’t Bark: When banking crises didn’t occur and what we can learn from that ‘, Green House Think Tank, 22 Sept 2011,

Modern Monetary Theory

NEF 2011: Josh Ryan-Collins, Tony Greenham, Richard Werner, and Andrew Jackson, ‘Where Does Money Come from: a guide to the UK Monetary and Banking System’, New Economics Foundation, london, Sept 2011,

Pickety T, ‘Capital in the 21st Century’, Harvard University Press, 2014, translated by Arthur Goldhammer

Popper 1934: Karl Popper, ‘The Logic of Scientific Discovery’, 1934 (Popper’s own English translation of the original German text.) look it up on wikipedia to find a version in print.

Positive Money: a campaign group dedicated to securing monetary reform along the lines set out in ‘Creating New Money’ (q.v.). This reform is sometimes refered to as 100% reserve banking, but I don’t think this is 100% accurate.

Positive Money/NEF/Richard Werner: TOWARDS A TWENTY,FIRST CENTURY BANKING AND MONETARY SYSTEM – SUBMISSION TO THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION ON BANKING Joint submission to the ICB by Ben Dyson (Positive Money), Tony Greenham, and Josh Ryan-Collins (New Economics Foundation), and Prof. Richard A. Werner ( Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development – University of Southampton, School of Management ) – downloadable from:

Rajan R G, ‘Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Stil Threaten the World Economy’,  Princeton University Press, 2010

Raworth K, ‘Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist’, Random House, 2017

Reinhardt & Rogoff 2009: Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, ‘This Time It’s Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly’ , Princeton University Press, 2009

Soros 1998: George Soros, ‘The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered’, Dec 1998, mixed reviews but perhaps worth reading for his explanation of how he made his money and his concept of ‘reflexivity’ – but he has written a lot more since.

Turner 2010: Adair Turner in, ‘The Future of Finance: the LSE Report’, 2010,, available in print or as a free pdf download.

Turner Sept 2011: ‘Credit creation and social optimality’, 29 September 2011, Speech by Adair Turner, Chairman, FSA
at Southampton University,

United States Senate, PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, entitled “WALL STREET AND THE FINANCIAL CRISIS: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse”, April 2011 – downloadable at . It is
sufficient to read the Executive Summary.

Werner 2005: Richard A Werner, “New Paradigm in Macroeconomics: solving the riddle of Japan’s macroeconomic performance”, Palgrave MacMillan, 2005.

Werner 2010: Richard A Werner, ‘Towards Stable and Competitive Banking in the UK – Evidence for the ICB’, Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development, University of Southampton, 15 Nov 2010 , downloadable from: or

Werner 2010-2: Seminer 25 Sept 2010: ‘Quantitative Easing’ – What you always wanted to know about it, and what you are not supposed to find out – Main Speaker – Prof. Richard Werner, downloaded from:

Woolley 2010: Paul Woolley in ‘The Future of Finance: the LSE Report’, 2010,, available in print or as a free pdf download.


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