Money As Debt, movie screening

Submitted by johnmcgovern on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 14:20.
06/21/2009 - 14:00
06/21/2009 - 16:00

The movie 'Money As Debt' will be screened at the Beachwood Library.  Information on this screening is scarcely available anywhere on the web.  Find out more about the movie, here.  There will likely be a discussion following the screening of this thought provoking movie.


Excerpts from  the review of 'Money As Debt' at Populist America>

Anyone who hasn't watched "Money As Debt," an animated DVD by Paul Grignon, should consider purchasing this extraordinary explanation of money's origin in an economy totally dependent on debt. Almost everyone has seen footage of federal printing presses cranking out paper money, and some of us have even visited a government mint or two and have observed the process firsthand. But like so many other illusions with which the U.S. economy is replete, money is not created by government printing presses. 

During the first few minutes of "Money As Debt" I began feeling my eyes glazing over in anticipation that I would soon begin viewing photo footage instead of animation. I then realized that I, like the masses of Americans who demand that every video experience provide them with entertainment, was unconsciously holding the same expectation. I then promptly hit the rewind button and started over, this time listening and watching attentively. 

"Money As Debt" is not entertainment-far from it. The film offers amazingly elementary facts about the creation of money in the United States, narrated by a soothing voice, which could make for a bland presentation, yet the film's message is anything but vapid. In fact, if it doesn't leave your blood boiling, it behooves you to check your vital signs.








Beachwood Public Library
25501 Shaker Blvd
Beachwood, OH 44122
United States
Phone: (216) 831-6868
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