CO public banks course

Short Course: Public Banks — The What, the Why and the How

Are public banks a better alternative to our existing private banking model?

Three sessions remain in this 5-session course discussing the public bank model, comparing and contrasting it to private banks to highlight marked differences between them and their implications for the community. The course will also look into past and present experiments in public banking in the United States and showcase their profound effects on our history. The Bank of North Dakota’s stellar performance during the 2008 financial crisis will be analyzed.

Dates: Wednesdays: 5/25, 6/01, 6/08; from 6:30pm to 8:00pm EDT


Earl Staelin – Earl is a lawyer and the chair of the Rocky Mountain Public Banking Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, whose mission is to educate Coloradans, legislators, and other public officials on the many advantages of state-owned and local public banks, for a strong, stable, and just economy.

Alec Tsoucatos, PhD, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from UC Berkeley and his PhD from CU Boulder under the tutelage of Kenneth Boulding. His main interests are in new economics, integrative medicine, positive psychology and progressive mystical Christianity.


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