Bank of North Dakota Celebrates 100 Years of Public Banking

The Bank of North Dakota (BND), the only public bank in the US, celebrated 100 years of economic liberty from Wall Street banks this week. BND was created in 1919 by the grassroots efforts of the Nonpartisan League. Back in the early 1900s in the Gilded Age, railroads and banks were controlled by wealthy east…

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News Review: from Co-ops to Wall Street

Interesting articles on public banking, Wall Street, and cooperative action… How Nebraska Took Its Energy Out of Corporate Hands and Made It Affordable for Everyone Electric power by and for the people: check out this story about electric cooperatives and other publicly owned utilities providing power to $1.8 million people in Nebraska. This harkens back…