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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.
Icelanders to the Promised Land Icelanders to the Promised Land
by Rebecca Solnit
"We have a very uncertain feeling about the future. At the same time, there is power in all the political debate and lots of political and social energy—endless [political] parties popping up, Facebook groups, cells and idealists, … and people are speaking up."
A Radical Plan for Funding a New Deal A Radical Plan for Funding a New Deal
by Ellen Brown
Ellen Brown examines the challenge ahead for the Obama administration: she explores the option of buyouts, not bailouts, and lists 3 Ways to Fund the “New” New Deal.
Signs of Life :: Community Banks Weathering the     Storm Signs of Life :: Community Banks Weathering the Storm
by Anne Moore Odell
Community banks provide safe haven in economic storm.
Finance to Serve the Economy Finance to Serve the Economy
by Leslie Christian
How urgent is the financial situation? A Wall Street veteran says problems in finance don't mean the end of the economy.
Commentary: New Flow in the Global Plumbing Commentary: New Flow in the Global Plumbing
by Jonathan Rowe
There’s an effort underway to turn remittance payments from global workers into the foundation of a new grassroots development fund that bypasses the World Bank and IMF with their built-in agendas.
Kristin Halvorsen Stands Up For Ethical Business
Kristin Halvorsen Stands Up For Ethical Business
Financing Hope Financing Hope
by Tracy Fernandez Rysavy, Prianjali Mascarenhas
After Katrina, a local credit union got Jerry Moore and others on their feet.
Creating Real Prosperity Creating Real Prosperity
by Frances Moore Lappé
Poor people are themselves creating the real job growth in much of the Global South through microcredit institutions and people's movements.
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