Albany, New York Capital Building by Ryan Fleischer

Over 150 groups sign letter asking lawmakers to support NY Public Banking Act

On January 11, over 150 advocacy groups from across New York State sent a letter to legislative leaders urging them to support S.1762-A  / A.8290, the “New York Public Banking Act.” Similar to California’s AB 857, the NY bills would create a regulatory framework for cities, counties and regions seeking to create a public bank. The letter details …

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IOM Thomas Greco, Matt Ehret

It’s Our Money recent podcasts explore community currency systems, the “American system,” and how public banks can lead in restoring our environment

Credit Clearing Exchanges “The magic of compound interest” – interest on interest on borrowed principal – is a primary way monetary wealth grows, but it is at the expense of real economic growth. What if our money system were built on local exchanges directly between producer and consumer? Our guest Thomas Greco, a global voice for …

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Wall Street challenger photo by Robert Bye

News Roundup – Jan 22, 2022

Public and Postal Banking Bank of Washington? States consider opening government banks | Elaine S. Povich, Seattle Times Public bank puts community capitalism to work | Peter Smith and Angela Merkert, Santa Fe New Mexican Create bank for infrastructure | The Editorial Board, The Times-Tribune Four bills to watch in Albany next year | Brian Pascas, Crain’s New York Business Councilmember Derek Green hopes to …

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Philadelphia by Charl Folscher

Philly on the move: Philadelphia Public Financing Authority Bill received a unanimous vote, sending it out of committee. Full Council will vote after sessions resume in 2022

The Philadelphia City Council Finance Committee unanimously voted to send the Philadelphia Public Financing Authority Bill, Bill 210956, out of Committee after a persuasive hearing on December 13 with many presenters, including several members of the Philly Public Banking Coalition and three from the Public Banking Institute. The Coalition reports: “Before the hearing, three Council members …

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SF Public Bank RFP photo by Billy Huynh

Progress in San Francisco: Request for Proposal (RFP) for a consultant to draft a business plan for the San Francisco Public Bank is now online

The SF Public Bank Coalition is happy to announce that the RFP for a Reinvest in San Francisco Banking Consultant to draft a business plan for the Public Bank of San Francisco is now online here. Applications are due by Tuesday, January 25. (The RFP can also be found by clicking here and searching for event ID 0000006061 or …

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IOM Donald Cohen Matt Ehret

Latest podcast examines how powerful corporate interests plunder public institutions and now attempt to privatize nature itself

The Privatization of Everything For decades, the importance of public sector institutions has been undermined by powerful private corporate interests. How they have done it and how that process can be reversed is discussed by our guest Donald Cohen, the author of a new book called The Privatization of Everything – How the Plunder of Public Goods Transformed …

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Jerome Powell

Latest articles of PBI Chair Ellen Brown examine CBDCs and Wall Street’s scheme to monetize nature

The Case for a Central Bank Digital Currency Whether the U.S. should have its own central bank digital currency (CBDC) is hotly debated. Several countries, including China, already have CBDCs in operation; but the U.S. Federal Reserve is proceeding with caution. Wall Street’s Latest Scheme Is Monetizing Nature Itself Just in time for the UN’s …

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