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Making Money Work: How Can We Reconnect Capital with Community? Making Money Work: How Can We Reconnect Capital with Community?
by Stacy Mitchell
Our investments tend to fund consolidation and speculation. But new models are emerging that allow us to finance the economy we really want.
Banking on Change Banking on Change
With a briefcase and a motorcycle, a banker in India gets poor communities on their feet—and, in the process, blurs the lines between finance and community organizing.
The Growing Movement for Publicly Owned Banks The Growing Movement for Publicly Owned Banks
by Ellen Brown
The momentum toward creating state-owned banks is increasing as more states look for ways to bypass Wall Street, balance their budgets, and get local economies moving.
Financial Transactions Tax: A Little Tax on the Big Casino Financial Transactions Tax: A Little Tax on the Big Casino
by Tanya Dawkins
The Center for Economic and Policy Research estimates that an FTT of only one-half of one percent would generate at least $60 billion to $100 billion dollars in the United States alone.
Whose Bank? Public Investment, Not Private Debt Whose Bank? Public Investment, Not Private Debt
by Ellen Brown
The public bank concept is gaining ground on the state level, attracting proponents across the political spectrum.
Time to Tax Financial Speculation Time to Tax Financial Speculation
by Sarah Anderson
Activists, celebrities, and business leaders are uniting behind a proposal that would discourage speculative gambling.
Move Your Money Move Your Money
Move Your Money is a growing national movement to switch money out of big, national banks and into local, community banks. A video paralleling "It's a Wonderful Life" promotes the campaign.
Big News for Small Forests Big News for Small Forests
by Ian Hanna
Sustainable, small-scale working forests are feeling the economic pinch. But nonprofit groups are helping family- and community-owned woodlands thrive by connecting them with carbon markets.
Slow Money: Bringing Money Down to Earth Slow Money: Bringing Money Down to Earth
by Brooke Jarvis
Is there such a thing as money that's too fast? Slow Money founder Woody Tasch says yes, and he's trying to slow money down by connecting investors to their local economies.
Reviving the Local Economy with Publicly Owned Banks Reviving the Local Economy with Publicly Owned Banks
by Ellen Brown
The Fed may have played all its cards, but state and local governments still hold a few aces: publicly owned banks that could funnel credit where it is needed most, directly into the local economy.
How California Could Turn its IOUs Into Dollars How California Could Turn its IOUs Into Dollars
by Ellen Brown
If California were to deposit its money in its own state-owned bank, it could have enough credit to solve its budget crisis with funds to spare.
New Economy, New Ways to Do     Finance New Economy, New Ways to Do Finance
As mega-finance crumbles, many farsighted individuals are putting their money in enterprises and financial institutions that benefit working Americans and the places they live.
How Banks Make Money How Banks Make Money
by Doug Pibel
Creating money out of thin air, a YES! infographic.
Money from Nothing Money from Nothing
by James Robertson
Supplying money should be a public service, not a cash cow for banks.
The New Economy Starts Now The New Economy Starts Now
by Sarah van Gelder
The new economy is about increasing quality of life, improving health, and restoring the environment.
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