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Ellen Brown is an attorney, president of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including the best-selling Web of Debt. In The Public Bank Solution, her latest book, she explores successful public banking models historically and globally.

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The Gamers’ Uprising Against Wall Street Has Deep Populist Roots
A short squeeze frenzy driven by a new generation of gamers captured financial headlines in recent weeks, centered on a struggling strip mall video game store called GameStop.
Tackling The Infrastructure And Unemployment Crises: The “American System” Solution
A self-funding national infrastructure bank modeled on the “American System” of Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt would help solve not one but two of the country’s biggest problems.
Meet BlackRock, The New Great Vampire Squid
BlackRock is a global financial giant with customers in 100 countries and its tentacles in major asset classes all over the world; and it now manages the spigots to trillions of bailout dollars from the Federal Reserve.
When Profits And Politics Drive Science: Rushing A Vaccine To Market For A Vanishing Virus
More than 100 companies are competing to be first in the race to get a COVID-19 vaccine to market. It’s a race against time, not because the death rate is climbing but because it is falling.
Another Bank Bailout Under Cover Of A Virus
Insolvent Wall Street banks have been quietly bailed out again. Banks made risk-free by the government should be public utilities.
Crushing The States, Saving The Banks: The Fed’s Generous New Rules
Only $150 billion of its nearly $3 trillion coronavirus relief package – a mere 5% – has been allocated to the 50 states, and they are not allowed to use it where they need it most, to plug the holes in their budgets caused by the mandatory shutdown.
A Universal Basic Income Is Essential And Will Work
Guy Standing, of the University of London, told CNBC that there was no prospect of a global economic revival without a universal basic income. “It’s almost a no-brainer...We are going to have some sort of basic income system sooner or later”
Was The Fed Just Nationalized?
Did Congress just nationalize the Fed? No. But the door to that result has been cracked open.
Socialism At Its Finest After Fed’s Bazooka Fails
In what is being called the worst financial crisis since 1929, the US stock market has lost a third of its value in the space of a month, wiping out all of its gains of the last three years.
EC The Fed’s Baffling Response To The Coronavirus Explained
In the face of a recession caused by massive supply-chain disruption, the US central bank has shown itself to be impotent.
EC Mexico’s President AMLO Shows How It’s Done
While U.S. advocates and local politicians struggle to get their first public banks chartered, Mexico’s new president has begun construction on 2,700 branches of a government-owned bank to be completed in 2021.
The Fed Protects Gamblers At The Expense Of The Economy
Although the repo market is little known to most people, it is a $1-trillion-a-day credit machine, in which not just banks but hedge funds and other “shadow banks” borrow to finance their trades.
Is The Run On The Dollar Due To Panic Or Greed?
What’s going on in the repo market? Rates on repurchase agreements (“repo”) should be around 2%, in line with the fed funds rate. But they shot up to over 5% on September 16 and got as high as 10% on September 17.
Restoring The Korean Economic Miracle
Satisfaction in the workplace is a major component of the “happiness” index, but it is a satisfaction that young people joining the workforce today are not feeling.
The Disaster Of Negative Of Interest Rates
President Trump wants negative interest rates, but they would be disastrous for the U.S. economy, and his objectives can be better achieved by other means.
Desperate Central Bankers Grab For More Power
Conceding that their grip on the economy is slipping, central bankers are proposing a radical economic reset that would shift yet more power from government to themselves.
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