The Shift: Public Banking

In this episode of The Shift, host Doug McKenty speaks with Ellen Brown and Walt McRee of The Public Banking Institute about money, debt slavery, the speculative economy and the public banking solution. We live in an economy controlled by central bankers who create money by lending a debt-based fiat currency and charging interest. Find out how that interest finds its way into the speculative economy for the benefit of the very rich, and how a public bank can keep that interest in your community for the benefit of the people on the street! Find out more about public banking at and, and as always go to for more about making The Shift.

What is a Public Bank and How Does it Differ from a Private Bank? – Earl Staelin

Taking Control of Our Money – Walt McRee, Public Banking Institute