Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown is an attorney and founder of the Public Banking Institute. She is the author of twelve books, including the best-selling Web of Debt, and her latest book, The Public Bank Solution, which explores successful public banking models historically and globally.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 1:53pm
Fiscal Cliff: Let's Call Their Bluff
The “fiscal cliff” has all the earmarks of a false flag operation, full of sound and fury, intended to extort concessions from opponents.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 2:26pm
It’s the Interest, Stupid! Why Bankers Rule the World
In the 2012 edition of Occupy Money released last week, Professor Margrit Kennedy writes that a stunning 35% to 40% of everything we buy goes to interest. This interest goes to bankers, financiers, and bondholders, who take a 35% to 40% cut of our GDP. That helps explain how wealth is systematically transferred from Main Street to Wall Street.
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Monday, August 13, 2012 - 6:43am
Saving the Post Office: Letter Carriers Consider Bringing Back Banking Services
On July 27, 2012, the National Association of Letter Carriers adopted a resolution at their National Convention in Minneapolis to investigate establishing a postal banking system. The resolution noted that expanding postal services and developing new sources of revenue are important to the effort to save the public Post Office and preserve living-wage jobs; that many countries have a successful history of postal banking, including Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and the United States itself; and that postal banks could serve the 9 million people who don’t have bank accounts and t
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Monday, July 2, 2012 - 6:46am
Europe's Shock Doctrine: Government by the Banks, for the Banks
On Friday, June 29th, German Chancellor Angela Merkel acquiesced to changes to a permanent Eurozone bailout fund—“before the ink was dry,” as critics complained. Besides easing the conditions under which bailouts would be given, the concessions included an agreement that funds intended for indebted governments could be funneled directly to stressed banks .
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 6:41am
Why Congress Won’t Touch Jamie Dimon: JPM Derivatives Prop Up US Debt
When Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase Bank, appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on June 13, he was wearing cufflinks bearing the presidential seal. “Was Dimon trying to send any particular message by wearing the presidential cufflinks?” asked CNBC editor John Carney . “Was he . . . subtly hinting that he’s really the guy in charge?”
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 2:11pm
Greece and the Euro: Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover
The Euro appears to be a marriage of incompatible partners.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 8:22am
Out of the Mouths of Babes: Twelve-Year-Old Money Reformer Tops a Million Views
The youtube video of 12 year old Victoria Grant speaking at the Public Banking in America conference last month has gone viral, topping a million views on various websites.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:28am
Cooperative Banking in the Aquarian Age
According to both the Mayan and Hindu calendars, 2012 (or something very close) marks the transition from an age of darkness, violence and greed to one of enlightenment, justice, and peace. It’s hard to see that change just yet in the events relayed in the major media, but a shift does seem to be happening behind the scenes; and this is particularly true in the once-boring world of banking.
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Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 9:34am
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Quiet Drama in Philadelphia
“You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able to skip out for beer during commercials, Because the revolution will not be televised. . . . The revolution will be live.” --From the 1970 hit song by Gil Scott-Heron
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Friday, May 11, 2012 - 1:16pm
Indentured Servitude for Seniors: Social Security Garnished for Student Debts
"The Social Security program…represents our commitment as a society to the belief that workers should not live in dread that a disability, death, or old age could leave them or their families destitute." – President Jimmy Carter, December 20, 1977.
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