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Ellen Brown

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 "The Public Bank Solution," which explores successful public banking models historically and globally.

Articles by this author

 

Will 2021 Be Public Banking’s Watershed Moment?

For local governments, public banks offer a path to escape monopoly control by giant private financial institutions over public policies.

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Why the Fed Needs Public Banks

The Fed must rely on private banks to inject credit into Main Street, and private banks are currently unable or unwilling to do it. The tools the Fed actually needs are public banks, which could and would do the job.

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Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid

No private, unelected entity should have the power over the economy that BlackRock has, without a legally enforceable fiduciary duty to wield it in the public interest.

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Another Bank Bailout Under Cover of a Virus

Insolvent Wall Street banks have been quietly bailed out again. Banks made risk-free by the government should be public utilities. 

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Crushing the States, Saving the Banks: The Fed’s Generous New Rules

The new terms could be harnessed for local governments to own and operate their own banks.

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Was the Fed Just Nationalized?

Did Congress just nationalize the Fed? No. But the door to that result has been cracked open.

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The Fed’s Baffling Response to the Coronavirus Explained

The next time the country’s largest banks become insolvent, rather than bailing banks out, Congress should nationalize them.

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The Key to Solving the Climate Crisis Is Beneath Our Feet

The bottom line is that saving the planet from environmental destruction is not only achievable, but that by focusing on regenerative agriculture and tapping up the central bank for funding, the climate crisis can be addressed without raising taxes and while restoring our collective health.

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