About This Site

I created this site because I feel there is a need for a simple, understandable explanation of what the world’s money and banking systems do and how this affects the broader economy.

I’m a technical writer by profession—what I do for a living is dissect and decipher complicated material, and try to present the information in a way that makes it understandable to the people who need to work with it. Since very nearly everyone is affected by money, I felt it would be worthwhile if I used my technical writing skills to try to make the subject accessible to a few more people.

In researching this area, I learned a lot of new things, and came to some conclusions that I wasn’t expecting. I hope I’m presenting the information in a way that makes it understandable and helps people think with the subject and draw their own conclusions. I suspected from the beginning that our current system was very deeply flawed—I just didn’t know what the flaw was. Now that I do, I’m attempting to share the information in a way that I hope is broadly accessible and understandable.

There are and have been some very smart people in the world who have come up with some better ideas on how to organize and operate an economy. I don’t think they’re getting enough attention and air time. I believe that if more people understood the flaws in our existing system, more people would look for, support, and demand a change to a better system.

Mari Werner

Last modified: June 22, 2016