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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Banking Bits – 09.12.18

From the largest public bank in North America (it’s not in North Dakota!) to the growing concern that the world’s central banks are poised to control global markets, to the long-range macro-agenda of core global financialists, this week’s program dives into banking’s various vestures and vicissitudes!  The Alberta Treasury Branch in Edmonton, Alberta has been operating a full-service public bank for 80 years …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – For Wonks and Quants

For Wonks and Quants We like putting monetary realities in perspective and sometimes we might drone on a bit about the inner workings of money and our banking system. It’s fascinating! This week we continue our extended conversation with one of America’s brightest monetary intellectuals, Dr. Robert Hockett, who talks with Ellen about our monetary system and how things might …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Looking Under the Hood, We Find

Looking Under the Hood, We Find…… Smoke and mirrors? The world of finance is built on mutual agreements quantified by digitized records representing the full faith and credit of someone, whether an individual or a country. Not gold, not silver, not paper. Ellen’s guest, Dr. Robert Hockett, says its time to create a 21st century banking architecture capable of retiring the …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – BANKS DON’T LEND MONEY AND THEY DON’T TAKE DEPOSITS – 07.26.18

They don’t?  Banks don’t lend money?  “Since when?” you might ask, only to find out they never did – at least according to this week’s featured guest, Southampton University’s noted professor Dr. Richard Werner. Common misperceptions about how banking works distort our reality about banking functions and capabilities by seasoned semantic miscues that make us think we’re borrowing the bank’s money when they …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Backwards and Forwards – 07.06.18

When we look back at the history of banking in America, we can see the formative patterns that have shaped that industry over the past couple hundred years. Ellen’s guest, Jim Hogue, in a reprise of their earlier conversation, discusses who and what players were on the stage at the outset of our country, and how their ghosts continue to …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Thinking Change – 06.26.18

Among emerging monetary ideas that could change our economic future is a new blockbuster notion: give each of us our very own account at the Fed, just like the Big Banks! It’s a well-developed, transformative idea being supported by high-level Treasury veterans as well as our own Ellen Brown, who discusses it’s great potential on this edition. Like other systemic …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Making Change – 06.06.18

The lock-down on control of our money by private banks is facing increased challenge in a variety of forms, from technology that creates new methods of exchange, to the public uprising for creation of new public banks. Today we speak with an exciting group of young activists in CA that have already accomplished some remarkable achievements, including a unanimous vote …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Scarce Money – Abundant Problems – 05.16.18

Public acceptance of unacceptable conditions produced by a privately-controlled money world has institutionalized struggle and sacrifice through unnecessary monetary scarcity. The growing worldwide call for public banks is helping create a new expectation – that money is a common utility that all people have a right to and that retaining public control of it for public purposes is simple common …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – SCREWNOMICS – 04.18.18

This is the tongue-in-cheek, double entendre title of a new book by Rickey Gard Diamond, writing about how women have been systematically denied equal treatment in the economy.  She and Ellen discuss EconoMan, the avatar for the economic powers-that-be who are a small group of privileged males  which “just expect” to be in control and expect women to work for less, or …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Going Postal – and Going Local + 03.28.18

Going Postal – and Going Local About 25% of Americans don’t have access to basic banking services such as check cashing and money transfers, often forcing them to rely on expensive charges from street corner profiteers who fill the void. While local banks aren’t always available, post offices are, and they could fill this banking void if only the Congress …