Public Banking

LA Voters to Consider Creating Nation's First Municipal Public Bank

LA Voters to Consider Creating Nation’s First Municipal Public Bank

October 16, 2018

A Los Angeles ballot measure could put the city one step closer to creating a public bank, which Phoenix Goodman of Public Bank LA says could help the city “transform banking from a source of evil” to a force that fights climate change and inequality

Laura Flanders Show: A Public Bank for Public Good!

June 18, 2018

What would students in debt, worker coops, and entrepreneurs stand to gain from a public bank in the financial capital of the world? This week, putting communities over commodities w/ leading figures in the fight for a new economy for working people

The Laura Flanders Show

March 3, 2016
From poisoning Flint to bankrupting Main Street, can residents regain a say in what happens in their communities? In this episode, Laura discusses race, gender, and banking with Gwendolyn Hallsmith, the author of Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense, and she asks Michigan Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence who – and what – failed the people of Flint,…

Taxing Corporate Profits will Force Investment

May 6, 2013
Heiner Flassbeck: Corporations are sitting on mountains of cash and are unwilling to invest in the real economy – only high taxes on profit will make them do so

Israel and US Strategic Interests

March 25, 2013
Phyllis Bennis: President Obama recognizes injustice and need for two states but does nothing to pressure Netanyahu to make concessions to Palestinians

Mutual Interest Hidden Beneath Apple and Samsung Legal Struggle

March 17, 2013

Both companies benefit from turning patents into a bulwark against innovation, the general public pays the price when two corporations divide the market between them

Undoing the New Deal

February 25, 2013
On the 80th anniversary of the election of FDR and the New Deal, Jennifer Taub and John Weeks discuss the prospects for a serious reform of the banking system

Climate Change and Protecting Environment is a Social Justice Issue

February 25, 2013

Part 1. Jame Boyce: New book exposes relationship between environmental degradation and inequality of wealth and power