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Tom Sgouros

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Move Your Money: What Is a Bank Reponsible For?

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2010 | 12:18 PM

I am running for state treasurer in Rhode Island these days, and so I find myself talking a lot about banks. For several months now, I've been suggesting we use our state's money as leverage to demand better behavior from the banks we do business with.

As all of us who...

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Public Banking -- From Radical to Conservative

(5) Comments | Posted April 13, 2010 | 1:49 AM

Last summer, I was in Maine with a good friend of mine, and we happened to walk by a little rural post office. My friend gestured with his thumb and said, "You know what's killing the Post Office? Having to support thousands of tiny offices like that."

A little...

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