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ArticleThe Trillion Dollar Coin: A Debt Solution for the People
Far from being a gimmick, having the U.S. Treasury mint high-denomination coins is a solution that cuts to the root of America’s financial problems. And Benjamin Franklin would have liked it, too.
Located in New Economy
Article application/x-troff-meHow State Banks Bring the Money Home
Big banks freeze out small business, but North Dakota’s state bank supports local jobs. The idea is catching on.
Located in Issues / New Livelihoods
Article Citrix ICA settings fileHow to Liberate America
How is it that our nation is awash in money, but too broke to provide jobs and services? David Korten introduces a landmark new report, “How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule.”
Located in YES! Blogs / David Korten
ArticleHow the Bailout Killed Local Lending—And How Some States Hope to Bring It Back
With the big banks speculating instead of lending to small businesses, states are looking for new ways to keep credit flowing.
Located in New Economy
Article Octet StreamWhat a Public Bank Could Mean for California
What the indebted state could gain from moving its money out of Wall Street.
Located in New Economy
ArticleA Choice for States: Banks, Not Budget Crises
7 ways state-owned banks could help states overcome budget deficits and boost their local economies.
Located in New Economy
ArticleHow Wisconsin Could Turn Austerity into Prosperity: Own a Bank
An answer to state budget woes that doesn't need to involve sacrificing workers' rights.
Located in New Economy
ArticleWashington State Joins the Movement for Public Banking
The legislature will consider whether to move its funds from Bank of America to a publicly owned bank that would keep the state's money working locally.
Located in New Economy
ArticleNorth Dakota: Banking on the Locals
Video: David Brancaccio visits a bank that is invested in its community.
Located in YES! Blogs / Fixing the Future
Article7 Ways to Transform Banking
Each of us can help build a resilient financial system that will serve real people in real communities.
Located in New Economy