The Bank of North Dakota turns 100 years old this year. It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown will mark this centenary year by focusing on BND’s contribution as well as related monetary and policy issues.
Co-host Walt McRee introduces this episode:
“2019 is the centenary of the only public state bank in the United States, the Bank of North Dakota. It’s a big deal. From the struggling prairie farmers who started the bank after they took control of their state government to its unmatched success as a financial institution, the BND has inspired the launch of a hopeful national movement to bring about key systemic changes to the public’s access to its common wealth. Dr. Rozanne Enerson Junker is our guest, an expert on the history of the Bank. Rozanne talks about the way things were in North Dakota that precipitated the bank’s creation, how it got started and how many of the same aspects of monopoly-controlled finance still impact communities today. It is the first in our series of broadcast discussions on the Bank of North Dakota for 2019.”
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