How can public banking boost a state or local economy? Check out this video from PBI's Arizona affiliate, Arizonans for a New Economy.Read more
Marlen Vargas Del Razo talks to Matt Stannard of the Public Banking Institute: What are the principles of Public Banking? How do Public Banks perform in comparison to Private ones? How can money be democratized through Public Banking? How do Public Banks support local economies? Can Public Banks be a stepping stone to providing a Basic Income? Why aren’t there more Public Banks?Read more
The Public Banking Institute has long been facilitating discussions on trade pacts, fast-track authority, and the Trans-pacific partnership for several years.
This is a great introduction to public banking. America has plenty of money--but it's all under the control of private banks. This video uses economic reality, clips from "It's a Wonderful Life," and other methods to bring home the key points that banks create the money they lend, and that the privatization of finance has been a disaster. It explains public banking's potential to lower the costs of funding public goods--because, after all, it's our money.Read more
Based on Ellen Brown's Web of Debt, with additional materials provided by the Public Banking Forum, this video--narrated by Bob Bows--begins with the Boston Tea Party, an uprising that really began because of the British government's efforts to prevent the American colonists from issuing their own money. The video examines Alexander Hamilton's efforts to create the Bank of the United States, and Thomas Jefferson's alarm at the private control of finance. It ends with a well-informed and passionate call for public banking as a way to re-assert state and local independence.Read more