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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Hawaii Becomes First State to Pass Basic Income

Futurists tell us that there won’t be enough work in the future because technology will replace workers who now do repetitious or low-skilled work. This has prompted Libertarians (who want smaller government) and Progressives (who want to guarantee a social safety net for workers) to look at the idea of basic income. Would it be…

Public Banking & the Nonpartisan League: Is It Time for a Financial Revolution?

  During this political season, we have heard a lot about too-big-to-fail banks, corporate greed, politicians on the take, bad trade deals, inequality and … starting a revolution to save the middle class. Just over 100 years ago, at the dawn of the first American Progressive Era, the same conditions sparked a revolution which spread…