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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 …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Good Banks – 03.07.18

It’s not an oxymoron. We need banks for quite a number of our civic, economic and personal lives. Bank’s role is so important to communities that it would be tough to live with them, which is why we say that banks need to belong to the public and serve as public utilities.  We talk with IvanFrischberg of Amalgamated Bank, a 100 year …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – The Web of Student Debt and other 2018 Challenges – 01.17.18

Through regulatory capture, banks and other powerful corporations are able to maximize their profiteering, usually at others’ expense. A particularly egregious example of lending abuse is in federal loan programs designed to help America’s college students. Ellen talks with Alan Collinge of Student Loan Justice about this exploitive financing regime, and co-host Walt McRee speaks with Mike Brown of LendEdu.com about …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Popular, Persistent Resistance – 12.21.17

A glancing overview of America’s economy discloses significant deprivation and inequality among citizens, corporatized institutions, co-opted politics and diminishing prospects for an increasing number of people. These conditions are neither acceptable nor necessary according to Kevin Zeese and Dr. Margaret Flowers, the leaders of Popular Resistance.org.  Ellen and Walt hold a year-end discussion with them about the developing crescendo calling for …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Globalization vs. Happiness – 11.01.17

We’ve been told that marketplace productivity is irrefutable evidence of economic efficiency and a precursor to consumer happiness.  But that meme is a self-serving axiom designed to consolidate wealth, power and systems control into the hands of global corporations.  Ellen’s guest Helena Norberg-Hodge is the producer of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness and author of Ancient Futures. She is also founder and director of the …