‘Live Free & Prosper’: Bretton Woods Convocation on Public Banking & Economic Renewal

This week in New Hampshire, our Public Banking Institute colleagues are participating in the Bretton Woods IV Convocation on financial reform. There are four cornerstones to the conference: public banking, the North Country Resolution, local currencies, and Concordian economics. Here are some snippets from the conference website. I am blown away by the comprehensive and…

Is the US an Oligarchy?

The US Congress could consider allowing fast track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the near future. Read this timely piece in Counter Punch by Ellen Brown, prolific author, public banking guru and founder of the Public Banking Institute. “The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of…

What Is Public Banking?

Public Banks are … • Viable solutions to the present economic crises in US states. • Counter-cyclical, meaning they are capable of reducing the negative impact of recessions, because they can make money available for local governments and businesses precisely when private banks decrease lending. • Potentially available to any-sized government or community able to meet…