List of monetary reformers

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This is a list of monetary reformers from the past to the present according to several schools of thought.

Monetary reformers primarily belong to the following groups:

  • Supporters of publicly issued money who oppose charging interest on issuance of money, formerly called "Greenbackers" in late 19th century United States,
  • the Austrian school who generally support a return to the Gold Standard or Full-reserve banking, and
  • the Post-Keynesian school who generally wish to regulate or reduce leverage and debt in the economy or direct it to "productive, non-speculative" uses.

Most groups are critical of fractional-reserve banking,[1][2] a practice which is often described as "creating money out of thin air".

Public, community, and self-issuance of money[edit]

Publicly issued, debt-free money or interest-free credit[edit]

Social Credit[edit]

Alternative, complementary, local currencies, and environmentalists[edit]

Austrian School (Gold Standard or Full-reserve banking supporters)[edit]

See more in list of Austrian School economists


See more in list of Post-Keynesian economists

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pibel, Doug (July 7, 2009). "How Banks Make Money Creating Money Out of Thin Air". Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Polleit, Thorsten (December 23, 2010). "The Faults of Fractional-Reserve Banking". Mises Daily. Retrieved September 19, 2011.