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A message from Shara Smith, PBI Development Director

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Faces on Fiat Currency, Morality & Money

The real question about sovereign money is who is sovereign.
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How JPMorgan Chase, Others Profited from Devastation

This story is part of PBI's ongoing project, What Wall Street Costs America. Please support the project at our fundraising page, and learn more about it--including how you can be one of our researchers and storytellers--at our project page. And please feel free to share the graphic below. 

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Banking Elites Slam Yellen, Call for Public Banks & Breakup of Big Wall Street

A former top Federal Reserve policy adviser, and the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, have stunned the banking world by calling for public banks and the breakup of big banks.

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Candidly Assessing Sanders on Banks

The usual disclaimer: PBI doesn’t endorse or lobby political candidates. But we can and will assess and compare their policy proposals.

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What Wall Street Cost Stockton

This story is part of PBI's ongoing project, What Wall Street Costs America. Please support the project at our fundraising page, and learn more about it--including how you can be one of our researchers and storytellers--at our project page. And please feel free to share the graphic below. 

 

 

 

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Assessing Clinton's Bank Reforms

The Public Banking Institute does not endorse, nor discourage the endorsement of, any particular candidates for public office. What we do instead is evaluate the individual policies of myriad candidates. We know that banking reform is a top priority of the two leading Democratic candidates. Hillary Clinton is rightly perceived to be a few degrees less radical than Bernie Sanders in her approach to banks. She would not restore Glass Steagall, nor would she proactively break up the big banks. What would she do? 

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What Wall Street Cost Denver's Schools

Colorado’s diverse economy, recently given a boost by revenue from legal marijuana distribution, is generally in good shape. But as of early 2016. Denver Public Schools, the largest school district in the state, was hobbling economically, cutting as many as 170 faculty and staff positions. 

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From Wall Street Schemes to Debtors' Prisons--Cities Confront Regressive Debt Collection

After years of watching cities finance their budgets and beat up on the poor by throwing people in jail for unpaid fines, tickets, and other public debts, the U.S. Department of Justice is finally taking action. 

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Statement on Intolerance

In recent months, the Public Banking Institute has had to clarify to some of our supporters and followers who post messages on our social media and other public forums, that we strongly reject without exception any derogatory statements or hints of racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Islamic rhetoric in connection with financial, monetary and banking reform movements worldwide.

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