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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.
3 Ways to Invest in Your Community 3 Ways to Invest in Your Community
by Jeff Golden
Jeff Golden suggests ways you can revive the old classic: community investment.
Out of the Ashes of GM: the Phoenix of Renewable Energy Out of the Ashes of GM: the Phoenix of Renewable Energy
by Ellen Brown
Out of the ashes of a failed GM could arise not only a new, clean way of traveling but a new way of funding government and the services we expect from it.
My Best Investments Are Down The     Street My Best Investments Are Down The Street
by Judy Wicks
Social activist and local living economies advocate Judy Wicks shares her investment secrets.
Small Banks, Radical Vision Small Banks, Radical Vision
by Zach Carter
Local banks can change the world, one investment at a time.
Busted: 9 Economy Myths Busted: 9 Economy Myths
What the old economy didn’t do for us—and what a sustainable economy could do.
Community Investment: It’s  Classic Community Investment: It’s Classic
by Jeff Golden
Jeff Golden’s ideas and tips for sustainable investment.
Revive Lincoln’s Monetary Policy: an Open     Letter to President Obama Revive Lincoln’s Monetary Policy: an Open Letter to President Obama
by Ellen Brown
President Obama, the fate of our economy and the nation itself may depend on how well you understand Lincoln’s monetary breakthrough, the most far-reaching “economic stimulus plan” ever implemented by a U.S. President…
Too Big to Fail is Too Big Too Big to Fail is Too Big
by David Korten
Senator Bernie Sanders famously said that if a bank "is too big to fail, it probably is too big to exist." That should be a watchword slogan of any effort to fix the financial system, says David Korten.
Bank On It: How Cash-Starved States Can Create  Their Own Credit Bank On It: How Cash-Starved States Can Create Their Own Credit
by Ellen Brown
Ellen Brown proposes a solution to states' solvency problems by outlining how they can create their own credit.
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