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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 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?



ORIGINALLY POSTED BY JOHN REITMEYER ON NJ SPOTLIGHT | OCTOBER 26, 2016 Joan Bartl believes taxpayer-owned financial institution would be ‘logical and practical’ because of the state’s ‘significant fiscal problems’ Joan Bartl Who she is: Joan Bartl, state coordinator in New Jersey for the nonprofit Public Banking Institute. Where she calls ‘home’: […]

Profile: The Woman Laying the Groundwork for a Public Bank ...


Originally posted by Karl Beitel Director, Public Bank Project The Public Bank Project is dedicated to developing financial alternatives to the current system of Wall Street dominated finance to expand the policy options and autonomy of local governments. Our particular focus is on how local governments can pursue innovative policy […]

Public Banks for U.S. Cities