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About Josh Ryan-Collins

Josh joined nef in 2006 and works in the Finance and Business team, leading work on monetary reform.  He is the lead author of nef's recently published guide to the UK monetary system - Where does money come from? - which sets out in non-technical language how commercial banks dominate the creation and allocation of credit and money.

Articles by Josh Ryan-Collins

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

A return to Sovereign Money?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently published a working paper arguing for the removal of private bank’s privilege of creating the national money supply.  The so called ‘full’ or ‘100%’ –reserve reform has a long history – but, with the Icelandic parliament actively investigating the proposal and little sign of current reforms rebooting the economy, might its time have come? 

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