Includes excerpts of a 2016 speech by Dennis Kucinich
This is Part TWO of a celebration of the work of an extraordinary man, Stephen Zarlenga, author of the book The Lost Science of Money and founder of the American Monetary Institute. Stephen Zarlenga died on April 25, 2017.
I interviewed Zarlenga in May 2009 when the consequences of the financial crisis of 2007/08 had become obvious and his reform ideas were in demand.
Working with Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Zarlenga helped develop legislative language for a major reform of the Federal Reserve system.
In 2011 Dennis Kucinich and John Conyers introduced HR 2990, the N.E.E.D. Act, that stands for National Emergency Employment Defense.
The organization that Zarlenga built, the American Monetary Institute continues and the annual conference of 2017 is going forward as planned in early September in Chicago. The web site is monetary.org/
At the 2016 AMI conference, Dennis Kucinich gave a talk in Zarlenga’s honor. And he made an appeal to all to move forward with the Monetary Reform legislation developed by Zarlenga.
Dennis Kucinich served as U.S. Representative of Ohio from 1997-2013 and has been a strong voice in the anti-war movement. He was co-sponsor of HR 676, the Universal Single-Payer Healthcare Act.