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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

 

How to Green Our Parched Farmlands and Finance Critical Infrastructure

There are workarounds the U.S. can use to fund affordable housing, drought responses, and other urgently-needed infrastructure that was left out of the two recent spending bills.

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Interest Rate Hikes Will Not Fix Inflation

Rather than making money harder to get, the U.S. government needs to focus on the other side of the demand vs. supply equation.

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Conservation or Land Grab? The Financialization of Nature

Just in time for the UN's policy push for "30 x 30"—30% of the earth to be “conserved” by 2030—a new Wall Street asset class puts up for sale the processes underpinning all life.

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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.

Ellen Brown ·


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.

Ellen Brown ·

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