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Notes from Public Banking talk in DC 12-4-12

posted Dec 4, 2012, 9:33 PM by Ruth W

Tues Dec 4, 2012 - The DC Public Banking Center sponsored a talk at Busboys and Poets on “Web of Debt and Public Banking”  

Marc Armstrong, Director of the Public Banking Institute  , talked  about current campaigns to create public banks, including the campaign here in DC.  And Ellen Brown, author of the highly acclaimed book “The Web of Debt, The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How to Break Free”  talked about  out the deception of our private money system and how we got to where we are today.  She also gave examples from around the world that have worked better than our current system, including in colonial Pennsylvania.  

The DC Public Banking Center has a dedicated core of folks working to create a public bank in DC.  Gar Alperovitz, and both John Cavanagh and Daphne Wysham of IPS are on their Advisory Committee. I have contact info for the 2 Co-Chairs - Ruth  Caplan and Steve Seuser.  I will not post it to the web without their permission but just contact me  (Ruth Alice)  for info.  You can reach me via CCIHC email - 

See file below (DC Public Banking Center.pdf  for one page of informal notes from Ruth Alice. 

Ruth W,
Dec 4, 2012, 9:33 PM