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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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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.
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.
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.
Fox In The Hen House: Why Interest Rates Are Rising
The Fed is aggressively raising interest rates, although inflation is contained, private debt is already at 150% of GDP, and rising variable rates could push borrowers into insolvency. So what is driving the Fed’s push to “tighten”?
Funding Infrastructure: Why China Is Running Circles Around America
“One Belt, One Road,” China’s $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, is a massive undertaking of highways, pipelines, transmission lines, ports, power stations, fiber optics, and railroads connecting China to Central Asia, Europe, and Africa.
How Uncle Sam Launders Marijuana Money
The US government is profiting handsomely by accepting marijuana cash in the payment of taxes while imposing huge penalties on banks for accepting it as deposits.
Student Debt Slavery II: Time To Level The Playing Field
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 through bankruptcy and walk away. Not so with students.
Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers On The Backs Of The Young
Higher education has been financialized, transformed from a public service into a lucrative cash cow for private investors.
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