Stories by Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown is an attorney, chairman of the Public Banking Institute, and author of 12 books. In her latest book, The Public Bank Solution, she explores successful public banking models historically and globally. She is currently running for California State Treasurer on a state bank platform.  subscribe to Ellen Brown's feed

Posted on: Apr 24, 2015, Source: Web of Debt blog

The deal's proponents cannot see they are selling out U.S. sovereignty to foreign and multinational corporations.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2015, Source: Web of Debt blog

Taking back democracy starts with money and banking.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2015, Source: Web of Debt blog

Today the water wars continue on a larger scale with new players.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2015, Source: Web of Debt blog

Europe is exhibit A.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015, Source: Web of Debt blog

Capital appreciation bonds have wreaked financial havoc on school districts.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2015, Source: Web of Debt blog

Private competitors are trying to limit the advantages of the public banking model.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2015, Source: Web of Debt blog

The banking giant had a role in Greece's financial problems too.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014, Source: Web of Debt blog

A loyal customer is a handy tool for big banks.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014, Source: Web of Debt blog

The Fed's bizarre new rules transfer power from the public sector, once again.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2014, Source: Web of Debt blog

More experts are asking for a money drop on Main Street.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2014, Source: Web of Debt blog

Banks are calling the shots. Everybody else loses.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014, Source: Web of Debt blog

The rules of money and banking have changed every 20 or 30 years — now is the time for an overhaul.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: Web of Debt blog

Did the banksters just meet their match?

Posted on: Jul 7, 2014, Source: Web of Debt blog

Local governments, however, could resort to tactics such as eminent domain if the federal government won't do anything.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2014, Source: Web of Debt blog

In China and elsewhere, central banks are turning from monetary policy to asset grabs.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2014, Source: Web of Debt blog

Financing infrastructure costs more than building it.

Posted on: May 18, 2014, Source: Web of Debt blog

Public banks, on the other hand, pose no problem with the Constitution.

Posted on: May 7, 2014, Source: Web of Debt blog

The plan to sequester funds urgently needed by Main Street to pay for Wall Street’s malfeasance is a bad one. Solution: a state-owned bank.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014, Source: Web of Debt blog

Are Wall Street banks really too big to prosecute? Maybe not.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2014, Source: Web of Debt blog

Shocking new deal pushed through by elites is a ticking time bomb for taxpayers and depositors.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin is using eminent domain to help homeowners and challenge Too Big to Fail.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The credit card biz is now the banking industry’s biggest cash cow, mostly due to fat hidden fees.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2014, Source: Web of Debt blog

North Dakota has a public bank. Why not your state or city?

Posted on: Dec 23, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

Could we make the Fed a public utility?

Posted on: Dec 7, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

The Fed could be an institution that serves all the people, not just the 1%.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

The secret to all the smiles is putting the people first.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

The oppressors have demanded austerity and more austerity from Ireland, forcing the public to pick up the tab for bills incurred by profligate private bankers.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

The government seems to be getting ready for the next crisis. What about you?

Posted on: Sep 23, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

A national postal and infrastructure bank could protect our money, rebuild the nation, and won't cost taxpayers a dime.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

Banking policies are perversely pushing self-destruction in the financial sector.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

Iraq and Libya have been taken out, and Iran has been heavily boycotted. Syria is now in the cross-hairs. Why? Here is one overlooked scenario.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

Aren’t there rules against that? And where are the banks getting the money?

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

Spitzer as comptroller: Good for New York, good for women, terrifying for Wall Street abusers.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

Municipal workers could be robbed of pension funds to pay big banks for payments due on interest rate swaps.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

A city overcomes obstacles to protect citizens' money and to offer benefits big banks can't match.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

The Fed could help with jobs, student debt, and bankruptcies like Detroit. So how abut it?

Posted on: Jul 5, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

A trend to shift responsibility for bank losses onto blameless depositors lets banks gamble away your money.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s “Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act” has been denounced as populist demogoguery. Here's why it isn't.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

The new rules for keeping too-big-to-fail alive: use creditor funds, including uninsured deposits, to recapitalize failing banks.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2013, Source: Web of Debt blog

Derivatives turn the financial system into a casino. And the House always wins.

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