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Originally posted by Pam Hersh on CentralJersey.com | May 19, 2017 The connection between fighting against “Dick-and-Jane” gender stereotyping and fighting for a public bank in New Jersey is a fighter called Joan. A resident of Princeton since 1968, Joan Bartl is known as a tireless advocate for causes intended […]

LOOSE ENDS: Joan Bartl is part of the movement aimed ...


This story was originally published on NextCity.org, which publishes daily news and analysis on cities. Philadelphia City Council Member Cindy Bass was already thinking about how to cut the city’s ties with Wells Fargo when bank CEO John Stumpf testified last September before the US Senate. Questioning Stumpf about the bank’s fraudulent […]

Amid Divestment Protests, More Cities Explore Public Banks


Originally posted by Jonathan Tasini on Los Angeles Times April 26, 2017 Republicans are dead set on rolling back regulations passed to restrain Wall Street and big banks from repeating the kind of shenanigans that fueled the 2008 financial collapse. Rather than fight a losing battle at the federal level, […]

How a California Public Bank could fix the freeways, send ...



Originally Posted by DAVID DAYEN on IN THESE TIMES APRIL 17, 2017 “Money is a utility that belongs to all of us,” says Walt McRee. McRee is a velvety-voiced former broadcaster now plotting an audacious challenge to the financial system. He’s leading a monthly conference call as chair of the Public […]

A Bank Even a Socialist Could Love


Originally Posted by Ellen Brown on HUFFPOST 04/12/2017 05:26 am ET Phil Murphy, the leading Democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey, has made a state-owned bank a centerpiece of his campaign. He says the New Jersey bank would “take money out of Wall Street and put it to work […]

What a State-Owned Bank Can Do for New Jersey


Originally posted by Ralph Nader on HUFFPOST 04/11/2017 06:50 pm ET | Updated Apr 11, 2017 There needs to be much more education of state legislators and the public at large. As a society obsessed by money, we pay a gigantic price for not educating high school and college students […]

The Savings And Stability Of Public Banking



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Originally posted by John Lawrence on Public Banking Institute. Alarmed by the corruption and greed of Wall Street, many US cities and states are studying the feasibility of establishing public banks. By John Lawrence, San Diego Free Press Public banks are owned by cities, states or other jurisdictions and serve to […]

Cities and States Prefer Public Banks to Wall Street


ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON EAST BAY BY EMILY WHEELER WEDNESDAY 2/8/2017 A thriving local economy is something we all want to see—no controversy there. But we’ve been too quick to accept the prevailing notion that there is a tradeoff between that and providing ourselves with adequate housing, health care, or education […]

A Public Bank for Oakland


ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THE HILL BY DOUGLAS SINGLETERRY AND ZENON CHRISTODOULOU, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 01/26/17 07:00 PM EST Since the 2008 financial crisis, the idea of creating a public bank has been proposed in dozens of states across the country. Cities including Santa Fe, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle are […]

Public banks help communities thrive. Why aren’t there more?



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Originally posted on January 26, 2017 by Ellen Brown Americans could save $1 trillion over 10 years by financing infrastructure through publicly-owned banks like the one that has long been operating in North Dakota. President Donald Trump has promised to rebuild America’s airports, bridges, tunnels, roads and other infrastructure, something both […]

How to Cut Infrastructure Costs in Half