San Francisco Should Have A Public Bank To Leverage The Power Of Its Own Money

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

San Francisco’s Municipal Bank Feasibility Task Force comes under pressure to provide a truly ethical and full-powered alternative — a Public Bank — in an article by Zac Townsend in the San [...]

Time To Eliminate Your Wall Street Tax?

By Rudy Avizius, Endtheillusion.wordpress.com -

As we get older, and hopefully wiser, we generally start to become more discerning on how we view the world and the problems we face. Many of us who seek to make the world a better place try to [...]

The Public Banking Movement Is Taking Off In The U.S.

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Public Banks exist around the world. They are used to hold public dollars, such as taxes and fees, to keep the money local so it serves the public interest, instead of giving it to Wall Street [...]

Top Cannabis Regulator: Massachusetts Should Create State Public Bank

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

Recreational pot sales are scheduled to begin in July in Massachusetts, and as yet, there are no banking services for the industry predicted to have $1 billion in sales by 2020. Cannabis Control [...]

How City-Owned Public Banks Could Transform Cities

By Oscar Perry Abello, Nextcity.org -

It’s no surprise that Malia Cohen worries about what local public dollars are doing. As a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the municipal legislative body, it’s her job to know [...]

Student Debt Slavery II: Level The Playing Field

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt Blog -

The lending business is heavily stacked against student borrowers. Bigger players can borrow for almost nothing, and if their investments don’t work out, they can put their corporate shells [...]

An SF City Bank Is Not Only Possible — It’s A Great Idea

By Tim Redmond, 48hills.org -

San Francisco faces no legal obstacles and no significant policy problems with creating a municipal bank, a recent report from the city’s budget and legislative analyst concludes. The report, [...]

Boulder Holds Up Talks With JPMorgan, Considers Public Bank

By Alex Burness, dailycamera.com -

By Alex Burness for Boulder News - Boulder is holding off, for now, on renewing a contract with JP Morgan Chase, the city's longtime banking provider and a funder of controversial oil pipelines. [...]

The Public Bank Option – Safer, Local And Half The Cost

By Ellen Brown, ellenbrown.com -

By Ellen Brown For The Web of Debt - For those few politicians who are aware of the banks’ magic money tree, the axiom that the people should own the banks – or at least some of them – is a [...]

Newsletter – From Neoliberal Injustice To Economic Democracy

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.popularresistance.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. This week, we will focus on positive work that people are doing to change current systems in ways that reduce the wealth divide, meet basic needs, build peace [...]

New Rules Are Killing Community Banks, Public Banks Can Revive Them

By Ellen Brown, ellenbrown.com -

By Ellen Brown for Web of Debt Blog - At his confirmation hearing in January 2017, Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said, “regulation is killing community banks.” If the process is not [...]

Newsletter – Mobilize For System Change

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Decades of neo-liberal economic policies in the United States and debt, which is required by the bottom 90% to survive, have fanned political unrest and the [...]

How Public Banks Can Fund Renewable Energy

By Staff of Public Banking Institute, www.publicbankinginstitute.org -

By Staff of Public Banking Institute - September 25, Friends of Public Bank of Oakland organized a public forum to hear Wolfram Morales of the German Sparkasse (East German Savings Bank [...]

Los Angeles Public Bank Effort Gains More Steam

By Staff, www.publicbankinginstitute.org -

By Staff of Public Banking Institution - Strong steps taken by LA City Council toward a Public Bank for Los Angeles have drawn a good deal of media attention, including coverage by the local CBS [...]

What A Public Bank Could Mean For California

By Ellen Brown, www.ellenbrown.com -

By Ellen Brown for The Web of Debt Blog - California is the eighth largest economy in the world, and it has a debt burden to match. It has outstanding general obligation bonds and revenue bonds [...]

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