It´s Our Money with Ellen Brown “It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown” provides a unique view behind the curtain of global finance and the monetary system by one of the top experts in the field.

April 30, 2020  

Time to Think Hard About Local Community Investment

 

Amid the devastating economic impacts of Corvid-19, Ellen discusses her observations of an evident “War on the States” in which states find themselves fighting for parity in Fed funding for virus recovery. With this forced-refocusing on local financial resources, individuals and communities must reconsider where they’ve been investing their money. Global financial markets have dominated and distorted our systems of economic investment and have done very little for the important concerns of community vitality and public interest, namely local businesses. But security laws have begun to slowly open new opportunities for local investments and our guest, noted author, economist and leading protagonist of crowd-funding Michael Shuman, argues that local investment is key to generating lasting health in local economies, and public banking plays an important role in bringing it forward.

April 16, 2020  

Will the Fed Help Rescue Main Street? 

While that notion sounds improbable to most economic observers, recent actions by the Federal Reserve have opened the door for critical direct lending to states and large municipalities. This is a big deal because not having to rely on the Wall Street bond market could both increase the amount of funding available  and decrease the cost of that borrowing. It is an historic breakthrough that could make a critical difference as costs rise for local governments while their revenues drop precipitously due to the current economic collapse. Further, if this lending relationship continues, new prospects open for creating a distributed network of public banks that hold a permanent relationship with the Fed.

Cheers!

April 7, 2020  

Building a Real-World Economy

 

How would it be if we changed our economic priorities to the concerns of the real world rather than the giddy greed of fantasy finance?  Renowned futurist and founder of Ethical Markets, Hazel Henderson, discusses a whole new category of thoughtful, real-world economic study that integrates multiple dimensions of life such as the environment, quality of life, politics, social impact.  And speaking of impacts, the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the nation’s financial centers and the Federal Reserve – Ellen discusses these impacts on our understanding of funding limitations; we may have blown right through them!

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