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Not Your Grandma's Eminent Domain -- This Time, It Could Be Used to KEEP Grandma in Her House

(3) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 12:59 PM

Historically, eminent domain has been used to force people out of their homes, but what if we could use eminent domain to keep families in their homes?

The foreclosure crisis that badly damaged our economy and forced many families to lose their homes is not yet over. Incredibly, one in...

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Responsible Banking Is Responsible Government

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 3:51 PM

Responsible Banking Ordinances Are Reforming Municipal Banking -- One City at a Time

The day that the Northridge earthquake shook our city into chaos in 1994, I went into a small grocery store on San Fernando Road to buy water. The shopkeeper, thinking he could earn a few extra bucks...

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Financial Reform: The Collective Power of Local Government vs. Big Banks

(5) Comments | Posted May 24, 2010 | 5:47 PM

Across the United States, newspaper headlines lead with stories about financial reform. Members of Congress want to better regulate Wall Street and to take on the fat cats at the big banks, with their golden parachutes and big bonuses, who took our hard-earned tax dollars in the form of a...

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