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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Resolved for 2020: Come Together

“Divide and Conquer” is a proven method for creating chaos that can diffuse and distract opponents.  Today’s guest, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and renowned global commentator, says that’s how the globe’s financial elite diffuse public challenges to the raw economic deal that citizens around the world contend with.  But things are changing, and people are …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – History Was Made This Year

2019 was the Centennial celebration of America’s only publicly-owned State Bank, the Bank of North Dakota — a living legacy that has helped sustain that state through thick and thin.  It’s also the year that new public banks gained important ground from state governments and governors in two key states, New Jersey and California. It’s also the year that one of …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Regenerative Science – Regenerative Economy

It turns out that laws of nature are foundational to sustainable economies. The human overlay of extractive and exploitative industries and systems ultimately leads to a demise of life systems for people and the planet, yet we celebrate “free” markets that are driven by much different principles.  Ellen reports on her discussions with bio-nutritionists about how returning to principles of natural …

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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 …