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Infrastructure Sticker Shock: Financing Costs More Than Construction

Ellen Brown | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Ellen Brown

Funding infrastructure through bonds doubles the price or worse. Costs can be cut in half by funding through the state's own bank.

State Crowdfunding and the State Banks Will Moot the JOBS Act

Kevin Lawton | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Kevin Lawton

We have a signed federal law allowing Americans to access securities crowdfunding, as per the JOBS Act.  But as usual, Congress passed the baton to t...

Yes, We Can Have Banks That Work for the People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

One pathway to genuine reform is "public banking": the establishment of banks which are owned and operated by the government, and which serve people and small businesses directly. Here's why public banking should be included in the agenda for deep and genuine financial reform.

Illinois Needs a Public Bank

Tom Tresser | Posted 09.27.2012 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

A public bank for Illinois would deliver that much needed cheap and easily accessible capital for credit-worthy borrowers that would make a world of difference for us and our neighbors.

Geoism Explained on Public Access TV by... Me (VIDEO)

Scott Baker | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business
Scott Baker

I was happy to be interviewed by Public Access TV host Lou Puliafito. We talked about Geoism/Georgism, greenbacking, and state banking. It was a lot to get in in under half an hour, but these are all important topics for our perilous economic times. I hope you will have a view.

The Shadow Bailout: How Big Banks Bilk U.S. Towns and Taxpayers

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Ellen Brown

Banks and borrowers were supposed to be paying equal rates: the fat years would balance out the lean. But the Fed artificially manipulated the rates to the save the banks.

So About That Socialism Thing...

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

Tired of giving business to big banks? Maybe you can become the state's customer instead. More U.S. states are exploring the possibility of establi...