Oakland Needs a Public Bank!

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Video by Maren Poitras
Music by Broke for Free

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Nomi Prins on Public Banking

Nomi Prins, renowned journalist and author of "All the Presidents' Bankers," gave the keynote address at Banking on Colorado's conference. Check out keynote video here. For additional videos from the conference go here.

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Top 10 Ways Public Banking Can Boost a Local Economy

How can public banking boost a state or local economy? Check out this video from PBI's Arizona affiliate, Arizonans for a New Economy. 

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Re-Imagine Public Education Funding

Check out PBI's new video on re-imagining the funding of public education! 

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Matt Stannard, Public Banking, and People's Power Over Money

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? 

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Craig Barnes's Call to Action

The late Craig Barnes, Founder of WeArePeopleHere!, and noted economic and social justice author, speaks at the New Mexico public banking symposium in September 2014.

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Ellen Brown: Money, Credit, and Sustainability

We Are People Here! and The Public Banking Institute hosted Banking on New Mexico, A Public Bank Symposium, on September 27, 2014 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

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Public Banking: Lifeline for Local Businesses

We Are People Here! and The Public Banking Institute hosted Banking on New Mexico, A Public Bank Symposium. on September 27, 2014, at the Community Convention Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

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Public Banking Institute Hosts Discussion on Trans-Pacific Partnership, 2013

The Public Banking Institute has long been facilitating discussions on trade pacts, fast-track authority, and the Trans-pacific partnership for several years. 

 

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Taking Control of Our Money

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. 

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