Public Bank Amendment proposed for Maine Democratic Convention platform

Maine public banking advocates have proposed an amendment, and gathered the requisite signatures, for the Maine Democratic Party to place on their convention platform for 2016. Read more

What Wall Street Costs Higher Education (Graphic)

Readers are welcome to share this graphic describing the conflict of interest of Wall Street bankers serving on university boards--and what it costs in terms of higher education. You can learn more about our project, What Wall Street Costs America, at WhatWallStreetCosts.org.  Read more

Public Banking Institute Secures Matching Gift--Needs Your Donations to Make It Go All the Way!

Help us DOUBLE OUR DOLLARS!   A message from Shara Smith, PBI Development Director Read more

Faces on Fiat Currency, Morality & Money

The real question about sovereign money is who is sovereign. Read more

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.  Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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.        Read more

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?  Read more

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.  Read more

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