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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Funding Infrastructure: Why China Is Running Circles Around America
“One Belt, One Road,” China’s $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, is a massive undertaking of highways, pipelines, transmission lines, ports, power stations, fiber optics, and railroads connecting China to Central Asia, Europe, and Africa.
"An Economy Worthy Of Our Affection"
The very notion that an economy could deserve an emotional response seems to unreasonably mix metaphors; how could economic activities elicit heart-warming affection?
How Uncle Sam Launders Marijuana Money
The US government is profiting handsomely by accepting marijuana cash in the payment of taxes while imposing huge penalties on banks for accepting it as deposits.
Student Debt Slavery II: Time To Level The Playing Field
The lending business is heavily stacked against student borrowers. Bigger players can borrow for almost nothing, and if their investments don’t work out, they can put their corporate shells through bankruptcy and walk away. Not so with students.
Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers On The Backs Of The Young
Higher education has been financialized, transformed from a public service into a lucrative cash cow for private investors.
Politics And Public Banking
The excitement surrounding the inclusion of public banking in political campaigns is now shifting gears into the nitty-gritty process of educating and encouraging legislators and candidates to move forward.


Latest Comments
The Populist Revolution: Bernie And Beyond
2 years 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
2 years 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A Revolutionary Pope Calls For Rethinking The Outdated Criteria That Rule The World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
3 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
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
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
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
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.