Public Banks: Funding the New Economy Around the World

Professor Kurt Von Mettenheim of São Paulo Business School, Getulia Vargas Foundation, discusses public banks from an international perspective, at the 2013 Public Banking conference in San Rafael, California

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Public Banking and Higher Education: University Banks?

At the 2012 Public Banking conference in Philadelphia, Samuel Giles proposes that public universities could set up their own banks, which could then leverage university monies for the university's own use.

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The Great Public Banking Debate

Marc Armstrong, former Executive Director of the Public Banking Institute and currently president of Commonomics USA, debates against  Mark Calabri, Director of Financial Regulation Studies at the CATO Institute, on the desirability of public banks.

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Gwen Hallsmith at La Belle Vie Event Center in Washington

Hallsmith explains that governments make loans all the time, but the current process of depositing public money in private banks distorts the process; public banks would allow direct use of public money for the public good.

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From Scarcity to Abundance: Re-Imagining Money

Ellen Brown's TEDx talk on public banking.

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Richard Wolff on Public Banking

Professor Wolff talks about the Bank of North Dakota--its history, its usefulness as an alternative to Wall Street banks, and why BND endures today, complete with statistics on BND's success.

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KIRO TV: Seattle Considering Creating Public Bank

December 9, 2014:  KIRO TV in Seattle reports on a gathering of Seattle citizens to explore the creation of a public bank.

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Video - The History of the Bank of North Dakota

The only publicly owned bank in the US, the Bank of North Dakota has an almost 100 year track record of success in supporting economic development and diversification in North Dakota.  This video chronicles its history and value to the state.

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Prosperity for Main Street, Not Wall Street

Published on Jan 29, 2014

Our cities are not broke. They are struggling with onerous interest payments to Wall Street bankers who are nothing but middlemen. These interest payments impoverish your communities, while enriching Wall Street. This video shows how municipalities, counties, universities and states can significantly reduce their interest payments by creating their own public bank. This has already been done and proven, and could cut the costs of public projects by at least half.

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David Cobb - "We the People"

At the 2013 PBI national conference, David Cobb gave a rousing and thought-provoking keynote, titled "We the People."

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