Walt McCree and Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown Assumes Chair of PBI

Author and public banking guru Ellen Brown has assumed the position of Chair of the Board of the Public Banking Institute (PBI). Former Chair Walt McCree stepped down on July 4, 2017. Read the announcement from PBI here: Ellen Brown Assumes Chair of PBI. Keep informed on public banking progress by subscribing to PBI’s weekly…

‘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…

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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…

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…