Mike Krauss tribute

Public banking pioneer Mike Krauss passes away, leaving behind a vibrant movement in Pennsylvania and beyond

Mike Krauss, one of the original founders of Public Banking Institute, passed away October 10th at his home in Mexico. He was a powerful speaker and bipartisan organizer. Our colleagues gave us these tributes: Marc Armstrong: “I got to know Mike Krauss as we launched the Public Banking Institute back in late fall of 2010. …

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Colorado event Oct 20

Colorado Public Banking Coalition Forum Oct 20, 6pm MT: Public Banking with Eric Hardmeyer, former CEO BND (prerecorded), and Karl Bollingberg, Chair of BND Advisory Board

Eric Hardmeyer, the long term president and CEO of the Bank of North Dakota, will unfortunately not be able to speak at this event, but his very articulate and effective video presentation organized by the New York Public Banking Coalition will enlighten us about banking in the public interest and the proper use of the …

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NIB forum Oct 19

Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank Forum Oct 19, 3pm ET / 12pm PT — Rebuild the Nation with a New Reconstruction Finance Corporation

Please join Emmy Award-winning author Steven Fenberg, Public Banking Institute Chair and author Ellen Brown, and macroeconomist Alphecca Muttardy for the timely Zoom presentation “Rebuild the Nation with a New Reconstruction Finance Corporation.” The compelling forum will examine the primary role the Roosevelt era Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) played in rescuing the nation from the …

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Crossroads. Photo by Vladislav Babienko

NIB Coalition Town Hall Sept 8 at 8pm ET — United States at the Crossroads: An American System Industrial Recovery or Fed Chair Powell’s Nightmare Recession

Please join Cornell University Edward Cornell Professor of Law and Finance Robert Hockett, Washington State Senator Robert Hasegawa, New Mexico State Senator Bill Tallman, and PBI Senior Advisor Walt McRee for a Town Hall zoom event. Via the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank: Fed Chair Jerome Powell, NY Fed Pres. John Williams and their public promoter former Treasury Secretary …

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California drought farmland. Photo by Eric Sonstroem

Ellen Brown’s latest article discusses work-arounds to fund urgently needed infrastructure left out of recent spending bills

Despite Congress having passed two major infrastructure bills in the last year, over $2 trillion in much-needed infrastructure is still unfunded, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In her latest ScheerPost article, PBI Chair Ellen Brown outlines how approaches used in the past can be duplicated today to fund critical needs including projects to address drought, affordable housing, high-speed …

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East Bay Town Hall

Video spotlight: Public Bank East Bay presents project to regional foundations

Via Public Bank East Bay: Northern California Grantmakers and the San Francisco Foundation came together in July to showcase our project to a large network of foundations and other interested parties. This was an entirely informational event. The recording is an excellent explainer on public banking and our project, featuring: Valerie Red-Horse Mohl’s superb introduction – 1:16 …

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Girl facing Wall Street bull. Photo by Robert Bye

News Roundup – Sept 7, 2022

Public Banking A National Infrastructure Bank could be the answer to both inflation and recession | Ken Bank, People’s World National Infrastructure Bank Would Rebuild US, Create Jobs & Restore Global Competitiveness | Rep Pam Powers Hannley, A New Life-Aligned Culture Is Emerging | Elaine Cornick, Cultural Butterfly Project European-style public banking needed in Ireland | Regina Doherty, Fine Gael Economy Capital …

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NIB Robert Hockett

Video spotlight — Professor Robert Hockett: “It’s the ‘Productive’ Economy, Stupid”

On July 22, 2022, the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank sponsored a town hall titled “It’s the ‘Productive’ Economy, Stupid.” Included in the discussion, Cornell Professor and PBI Advisory Board member Robert Hockett pushed back against the proposed solution of former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers to soaring inflation: increase the joblessness rate.

Bills Photo by Olle Svensson

Ellen Brown writes that the Fed’s interest rate hikes will only add gasoline to the inflation fire. The problem is too few goods.

In her latest article, PBI Chair Ellen Brown argues that the Fed’s rate hikes, too, will only make inflation worse. While the Fed applies its go-to tool of increasing interest rates to suppress demand, the real problem continues unabated — supply shortages caused by brutal lockdowns, sanctions, war, and a farming crisis driven by overly stringent regulations. …

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Councilman Derek Green on Lobby Day. Photo by Stanley Shapiro

Thomson Reuters article highlights the boom in public banking efforts

A recent article by Carey L. Biron for Thomson Reuters Foundation quotes numerous public banking advocates including PBI Senior Advisor Walt McRee, Philadelphia Councilmember Derek Green, Public Bank East Bay leader Susan Harman, San Francisco Public Bank co-founder Jackie Fielder, Massachusetts Public Banking leader Ruth Caplan, and PBI Advisory Board member Thomas Marois. Boom in …

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