President of Public Banking Institute

Ellen Brown is an attorney, president of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including the best-selling Web of Debt. In The Public Bank Solution, her latest book, she explores successful public banking models historically and globally.

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How To Wipe Out Puerto Rico’s Debt Without Hurting Bondholders
When central banks want to save bankrupt institutions without cost to the government or the people, they obviously know how to do it.
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Sovereign Debt Jubilee, Japanese-Style
Japan has found a way to write off nearly half its national debt without creating inflation. We could do that too.
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Alternating Currency
Global monetary expert Bernard Lietaer has said that a country would be more stable financially if it had multiple currencies focused on specific sectors of the economy.
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Dear Mr. President, Be Careful What You Wish For: Higher Interest Rates Will Kill The Recovery
Higher interest rates will triple the interest on the federal debt to $830 billion annually by 2026, will hurt workers and young voters, and could bankrupt over 20% of US corporations, according to the IMF.
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Bankers Get Paid First
Debt is the mechanism by which private capital interests retain and control power over public interest and prospects, which is why creating public banks is so important for our cities, counties and states.
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If China Can Fund Infrastructure With Its Own Credit, So Can We
While American politicians debate endlessly over how to finance the needed fixes and which ones to implement, the Chinese have managed to fund massive infrastructure projects all across their country.
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The Populist Revolution: Bernie And Beyond
1 year ago

The Fed just gave up a bit with the latest infrastructure bill. Times they are a-changin'! She said hopefully.

The Citadel Is Breached: Congress Taps The Fed For Infrastructure Funding
1 year ago

Yes at least it's a start! The winds have changed.

A Revolutionary Pope Calls For Rethinking The Outdated Criteria That Rule The World
2 years ago

Agreed, it could all go bad, but the very tools the banksters are using, we the people could expropriate for the public benefit. The result can be either 1984 (the totalitarian state) or The Hunger Games, where Big Brother (the ubiquitous TV) is used by the oppressed as a tool for inciting revolution. "The reality that money is created, out of thin air, as a DEBT to the community (not the bankers)" -- that's the difference between a public banking system and a private one.

The ECB’s Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments
2 years ago

Or playing their cards close to the chest?

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The Public Bank Solution: From Austerity to Prosperity
Ellen Brown & Hazel Henderson
Third Millennium Press
06/11/2013
Shock waves from one Wall St. scandal after another have completely disillusioned us with our banking system. The main flaw in the current model is that private profiteers have acquired control of the credit spigots. The benefits of bank credit can be maintained while eliminating these flaws, through a system of banks operated as public utilities, serving the public interest and returning their profits to the public. This book looks at the public bank alternative, providing the key to…
Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free
Ellen Brown
Third Millennium Press
06/21/2011
Our money system is not what we have been led to believe. The creation of money has been privatized, or taken over by a private money cartel. Web of Debt unravels the deception and presents a crystal clear picture of the financial abyss towards which we are heading. Then it explores a workable alternative, one that was tested in colonial America and is grounded in the best of American economic thought…
Forbidden Medicine: Is Effective Non-toxic Cancer Treatment Being Suppressed?
Ellen Brown
Third Millennium Press
03/28/2008
The true story of a man who cured himself of a near-fatal cancer after conventional medicine had mutilated and then abandoned him. In the struggle to keep his clinic open, he faced raids and robberies, a near-fatal beating, a kidnapping, and a prison sentence many called justice gone wrong. The details of his therapies, and the history and vicissitudes of the non-traditional health care movement that his life personifies, are woven throughout his story.
Healing Joint Pain Naturally: Safe and Effective Ways to Treat Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Other Joint Diseases
Ellen Brown
Random House LLC
12/04/2001
When veteran health writer Ellen Hodgson Brown found herself suffering from an arthritic hip so painful that sleep was almost impossible, she did not surrender to painkillers or replacement surgery. Instead, she undertook extensive investigation into natural remedies and schools of alternative medicine and devised an eclectic home protocol of fasting and nutritional healing. The result: the arthritis disappeared completely, leaving her feeling better than she had in years.