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President of Public Banking Institute

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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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.
Neoliberalism Has Met Its Match In China
When the Federal Reserve cut interest rates on July 31st for the first time in more than a decade, commentators were asking why.
How To Pay For It All: An Option The Candidates Missed
Critics have long called China’s economy a Ponzi scheme, doomed to collapse in the end; and for 40 years China has continued to prove the critics wrong.
Libra: Facebook’s Audacious Bid For Global Monetary Control
A currency intended for trade on a national—let alone international—scale needs to be not only centralized but democratized, responding to the will of the people and their elected leaders.
The American Dream Is Alive And Well - In China
Home ownership has been called “the quintessential American dream.” Yet today less than 65% of American homes are owner occupied, and more than 50% of the equity in those homes is owned by the banks. In China, 90% can afford homes.
The Bankers’ "Power Revolution": How The Government Got Shackled By Debt
The U.S. federal debt has more than doubled since the 2008 financial crisis, shooting up from $9.4 trillion in mid-2008 to over $22 trillion in April 2019. The debt is never paid off.
The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us
As public banking gains momentum across the country, policymakers in California and Washington state are vying to form the nation’s second state-owned bank, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota, founded in 1919.
Monetary Policy Takes Center Stage: MMT, QE Or Public Banks?
A network of public banks including a central bank operated as a public utility could similarly fund a US Green New Deal – without raising taxes, driving up the federal debt, or inflating prices.
QE Forever: The Fed’s Dramatic About-Face
“Quantitative easing” was supposed to be an emergency measure.
The Venezuela Myth Keeping Us From Transforming Our Economy
Venezuela’s problems are not the result of the government issuing money and using it to hire people to build infrastructure, provide essential services and expand economic development.
Why Germany Leads In Renewables: It Has Its Own Green Bank
The most profitable and efficient way for national and local governments to finance public infrastructure and development is with their own banks, as the impressive track records of KfW and other national development banks have shown.
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