FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ellen Brown, The Public Bank Solution: From Austerity to Prosperity

By: Saturday September 14, 2013 1:59 pm

Here’s the core of her argument. Because banks create most of our money, they control the very essence of the economy. To regain control of our economic well-being we need public banks that make investments in the public goods, services and jobs that we all need. Public banks can do all that without running up the national debt or raising taxes. Public banks, like private banks, fund investments. But, as Ellen writes:

“The difference is that a publicly-owned bank returns the interest to the government and the community, while a privately-owned bank siphons it into private accounts, progressively drawing money out of the productive economy.”

 

Tax Cuts for the Rich and Their Corporations Hurt Middle-Class Investors

By: Wednesday December 15, 2010 8:40 am

Tax cuts for the rich increase the money looking for returns in financial markets. That’s your retirement the rich are eating with these foolish tax cuts.

Not Lucky? Social Security Is for You

By: Sunday July 25, 2010 4:00 pm

Not everyone will get to be a millionaire investing in the stock market. A stable retirement includes Social Security, but you won’t get it if you don’t insist that it be left alone.

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