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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – California Dreaming Becomes Reality

In a remarkable exercise of democratic will and persistence, public banking advocates in California have succeeded in creating a pathway for creation of municipal public banks.  “This is a grassroots effort and it has to stay that way,” says our guest David Jette of the CA Public Banking Alliance.  David goes into more detail about how this law will facilitate creation of …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – California Gets It Rolling

California Gets It Rolling   California has passed breakthrough legislation that sanctions municipal public banks to serve as public administration entities, a development with wide repercussions across the country.  We talk with a couple of the citizen leaders, Marc Armstrong and Susan Harman, who were pivotal drivers of the effort, and what they think it means for the movement. Then Ellen …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Free Trade? Fair Trade?

The current face-offs between the United States and China over trade resurrect an issue that has wide-ranging ramifications in both countries. Is “free trade” really free? Is there such a thing as “fair trade?”  Our guest, Ian Fletcher, speaks with Ellen about his book “Free Trade Doesn’t Work.” We also visit with historian Mike Jacobs about how the Bank of North Dakota …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Neoliberalism Losing to the China Model

The underlying model on which the US and other Western nations have built their economies appears to be falling far behind the consistent economic and social successes being created by the likes of China, Japan and others which employ state guidance and banking controls.  We talk with Ellen about her research that discusses how we too might benefit from loosening …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Making a Democratic Economy

Making a Democratic Economy The remarkable financial successes of the American economy have been mostly bestowed on a small percentage of our populace while a growing proportion of citizens face increasing financial hardships. That’s because our economy is controlled by powerful special interests. After 40 years of this trend, it’s clear we need to democratize the power that shapes our …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – A March Through Our Time

A March Through Our Time With the benefit of hindsight, our insights get inspired. Today’s program draws on over eight decades of personal and economic experience to take a look at where we’ve gotten and how we’ve gotten here. Ellen discusses some of our nation’s political and economic realities with Stephen Lendman, a noted, prolific writer and observer of such …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – And Forgive Them Their Debts

The backdrop of debt is so ubiquitous that we seldom stop to think about what devastation it causes in our personal and public lives. Today’s guest, world-renown economist Dr. Michael Hudson, knows. Debt’s role in destroying economies and nations dates back to ancient times when rulers understood that public debt needed to be periodically forgiven in order to maintain order …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Getting to Yes

What’s it like to start a public bank in 2019, one hundred years after the last one?  What steps and impediments are discovered along the way and what succeeds?  Today’s guest, David Jette, reports on the substantial progress being made in CA after several years of studying and initiatives for creating public banks. Current proposed legislation seeks to transform an existing state …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us

The pace of public bank developments appears to have reached a new plateau. From turning revolving funds erroneously called infrastructure “banks” into depository banks capable of leveraging capital as real banks do, to new bank configurations that connect municipalities as virtual co-op bank partners, public banking is “arriving” from coast to coast. Ellen reports on where these new legislative developments …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Global Proof of the Public Option

The success of publicly-owned banks around the world should give broad encouragement to US state and local governments looking for some financing relief on their growing debt loads. Today’s guest, Thomas Marois, a Senior Lecturer at the University of London, is an expert on the impact that public banks have on economies and societies. His study of public banks shows …