Raúl Carrillo

Raúl Carrillo wrote this article for YES! Magazine, a national, nonprofit media organization that fuses powerful ideas and practical actions. Raúl is a student at Columbia Law and a graduate of Harvard College. He is a co-organizer for The Modern Money Network (MMN), an interdisciplinary educational initiative for understanding money, finance, law, and the economy. Follow him at @ramencents.

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The pandemic has shown that we need a public option for basic banking services. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Thursday, May 28, 2020
We Need a Public Option for Banking
The COVID-19 pandemic response has shown that the very foundations of our economy are shaky, fragile, and—for some of us—downright dangerous. We’re once again watching working people, especially working people of color, bear the brunt of the fallout. Meanwhile, big companies traded on the stock...
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The Federal Reserve Board Building  located at 20th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. Views
Sunday, May 17, 2020
The Pandemic Has Shown That We Need a Public Option for Banking Services
The Covid-19 pandemic response has shown that the very foundations of our economy are shaky, fragile, and—for some of us—downright dangerous. We're once again watching working people, especially working people of color, bear the brunt of the fallout. Meanwhile, big companies traded on the stock...
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
How the US Government Could End the Student Debt Crisis Today
Last month, Lower Saxony became the final state in Germany to abolish tuition for all students at public universities. Meanwhile, in the United States, student loan debt has passed the $1 trillion mark. The burden is now becoming increasingly heavy for middle-class and wealthy students, but...
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Why Banking at the Post Office Could Be a Better Option Than Payday Loans—and Wall Street
The U.S. post office on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. is a bastion on its Harlem block. Entrenched beside a pawnshop, a cash-for-gold business, and a commercial bank many in the neighborhood are unable to use, the facility is essentially a fortress. Complete with heavy brick walls, steel screens,...
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