Our Money, Our Banks, Our Country

5 February 2018

Money Creation in the Modern Economy

Switzerland is the most prominent semi-direct democracy today, with regularly occurring, publicly initiated and then binding referenda. In 2018, a referendum will be held to change the national constitution mandating a change in the monetary/banking system into a Chicago-Plan Style (Vollgeld). Although this has been studied for decades, no jurisdiction has yet taken action. The purpose of the conference is to examine this topic from all viewpoints and create a discussion among global experts as to the impact of this change in today’s economic environment.

  • How is money created in the general economy today?
  • Have the measures introduced since the global crash of 2007/2008 stabilized our banking system?
  • Why are debt levels increasing exponentially?
  • How has the structural monetary/banking system fundamentally changed over the last 50 years?
  • What are the social ramifications of this fundamental change?
  • Is a radical rethinking of our system feasible or is it only a pipe dream?

Information

5 February 2018

Full price: 650 CHF
25% early bird rebate until 5 December, 2017: 490 CHF

GIC and CFA Members
Voucher code can be requested through Colleen Murphy for GIC and info@swiss.cfa for CFA.
GIC and CFA Members: 325 CHF
25% early bird rebate GIC and CFA Members until 5 December: 245 CHF

Students and professors: 25 CHF, contact vollgeld@gdi.ch and send the credentials as PDF.

The conference fee includes all food and beverages. Participants registering less than two weeks before the event can pay by credit card only.
GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
Langhaldenstrasse 21
8803 Rüschlikon
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Language
German/French/English (simultaneous translation)

Changes to the programme
The programme is subject to change. If an event does not take place, fees will be refunded. Further claims are ruled out.

Cancellation
If you are unable to attend, please let us have your cancellation in writing. The fee will be reimbursed on cancellation thirty or more days before the event. After this term and until five full working days prior to the event we will charge 75% of the fee. In the event of later cancellations we will charge the full participation fee. Substitute participants welcome.

Hotel reservation
To benefit from special rates, please use the following email adresses and refer to the following code: VOLLGELD2018
Hotel Sedartis, Thalwil: info@sedartis.ch
Hotel Belvoir, Rüschlikon: info@hotel-belvoir.ch

Transport
There will be a free shuttle bus service between the GDI and the Hotel Sedartis Thalwil and Thalwil train station.

Contact

Daniela Fässler
vollgeld(at)gdi.ch
+41 44 724 62 13



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Programme English (PDF)
Programme French (PDF)



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