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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 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.
This Radical Plan To Fund The ‘Green New Deal’ Just Might Work
Rather than stepping up its bond-buying, the Federal Reserve is now bent on “quantitative tightening,” raising interest rates and reducing the money supply by selling its bonds into the market in anticipation of “full employment” driving up prices.
Trump’s War On The Fed
President Trump has stepped up his criticism of the Federal Reserve, saying of its aggressive interest rate hikes that it has “gone crazy.” The same charge has been leveled against Trump.
Breaking With Wall Street: L.A. Puts It To The Voters
The banks – hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created – are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. Wall Street owns the country.
Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All At Risk
Central bankers are now aggressively playing the stock market.
Money System: For Wonks And Quants
A discussion about our monetary system and how things might reasonably change and upend our debt-based money system.
Looking Under The Hood, We Find...
Smoke and mirrors? The world of finance is built on mutual agreements quantified by digitized records representing the full faith and credit of someone, whether an individual or a country. Not gold, not silver, not paper.
Backwards And Forwards
When we look back at the history of banking in America, we can see the formative patterns that have shaped that industry over the past couple hundred years.
A Public Bank For Los Angeles? City Council Puts It To The Voters
California legislators exploring the public bank option may be breaking not just from Wall Street but from the Federal Reserve.
Making Change
The lock-down on control of our money by private banks is facing an increased challenge in a variety of forms, from technology that creates new methods of exchange, to the public uprising for creation of new public banks.
Blackstone, BlackRock Or A Public Bank? Putting California’s Funds To Work
California has over $700 billion parked around the state. These funds, or some of them, could be transferred to an infrastructure bank that generated credit for the state, while the funds remained safely on deposit in the bank.
Scarce Money – Abundant Problems
Public acceptance of unacceptable conditions produced by a privately-controlled money world has institutionalized struggle and sacrifice through unnecessary monetary scarcity.
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