May 30, 2015
This panel from the 2015 Left Forum focused on the workings of our debt-money system and its connection to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Termed a "free trade" agreement, it in fact creates a mechanism that allows multinational corporations to sue sovereign governments.
Paula Pace is a practicing mediator and facilitator. She formerly worked as an attorney with the Legal Aid Society and the Attorney General and also taught junior high school in NYC public schools. She has been active in "Local Futures," an organization that both provides a structural analysis of globalization and its effects and promotes local, sustainable development.
Sue Peters has been a student of monetary history since 2008, and has spoken publicly on the topic at colleges and civic groups. She graduated from NYU with a degree in history and from Bank Street College with a degree in education, worked for 32 years on Wall Street as a systems analyst, and has been applying her expertise to the money system. She is a member of the American Monetary Institute.
Don Butterfield graduated with degrees in architecture and engineering and served as a naval officer from 1955 to 1958. He has run a small practice in architecture and engineering since 1969. He became familiar with monetary reform when he read The Lost Science of Money. After joining the American Monetary Institute he did further research on the history of money in the United States. He is an active advocate of debt free sovereign money, and strongly opposes the TPP.
Related Link: American Monetary Institute