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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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 [...]

Amid Divestment Protests, More Cities Explore Public Banks

By Oscar Perry Abello, -

By Oscar Perry Abello for Moyers and Company - Philadelphia City Council Member Cindy Bass was already thinking about how to cut the city’s ties with Wells Fargo when bank CEO John Stumpf [...]

TiSA And The Threat To Public Banks

By Thomas Marois, -

By Thomas Marois for TNI - The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is an attack on the future publicness of public banking around the world. This briefing is about how the Trade in Services [...]

Public Banks Can Help Cities Honor Promise To Give Sanctuary To Immigrants

By Matt Stannard and Marc Armstrong, -

By Matt Stannard and Marc Armstrong for Truth Dig - Mayor Javier Gonzales of Santa Fe, N.M., was defiant when he spoke with National Public Radio’s Kelly McEvers in November. Donald Trump had [...]

Public ‘Bank Of N.J.’ Would Save Pensions, Rev Economy

By Claude Brodesser-Akner, -

By Claude Brodesser-Akner for NJ - NEWARK — Former Wall Street executive turned 2017 Democratic candidate for governor Phil Murphy on Thursday unveiled a radical proposal for reviving New [...]

Public Banks As The Antithesis Of Neoliberalism

By Matt Stannard, -

By Matt Stannard for Public Banking Institute - The Commission on Social Development is a sub-body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. In 1995 the Commission hosted a Summit on [...]

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