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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – 100 Years of Service to the People

2019 is the centenary of the only public bank in the United States, the Bank of North Dakota.  It’s a big deal.  From the struggling prairie farmers who started the bank after they took control of their state government to its unmatched success as a financial institution, the BND has inspired the launch of a hopeful national movement to bring about key …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – The People Are Coming for Their Money

In so many ways and places around the world, citizens are expressing their intention to reclaim wealth that has been siphoned from their lives and local economies by the mechanisms of private capital control. Banks and governments are both targets for the wrath and revolutionary ideas that have arrived in France and are heading to Washington. In this edition, Ellen …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – The Mouse That Roared

A group of smart, undauntable, unpaid citizen volunteers just reaped a statistical victory for public banking in the nation’s second largest city, Los Angeles. While actually losing the total vote count, Public Bank LA got almost half the vote and delivered over 420,000 votes on a recent public banking referendum with only a couple weeks to work and virtually no …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Retrospectives

For our 100th program since beginning almost 5 years ago, we’ve assembled a retrospective of conversations with select special guests delving into the many fascinating aspects of our monetary and banking systems. Noted economist Michael Hudson talks about the history of monetary systems and banking control, Canadian government icon Paul Hellyer discusses globalist plans for preserving monetary control in the hands …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Regenerating Nature and the Economy

Our debt-based capital regime appears oblivious to the essential demands of Nature and the regenerative systems that are our most foundational economy. The urgency of our climate crisis means transformative reform of our monetary relationships is desperately needed. Responding to that need, our guest Ed Quevedo, Director of Regenerative Design at the Foresight + Innovation Lab in CA, has been …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Crisis Finance – 10.11.18

We live with a monetary system designed to stage recurring crashes which move  personal and public assets into the hands of the Oligarchy. American history is filled with examples of financial stratagems enabled by power-center bankers both near and far. Our guest Thomas Hanna of the Democracy Collaborative talks with Ellen about “The Crisis Next Time” and why we need to …

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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 …