Stories by Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown is an attorney, chairman of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including the bestselling Web of Debt. 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: Aug 14, 2012, Source: Web of Debt blog

Letter carriers consider an idea that would generate revenue and provide vital services to the unbanked.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2012, Source: Web of Debt blog

Is Dimon coddled because JP Morgan derivatives are propping up U.S. debt?

Posted on: Jun 7, 2012, Source: Web of Debt blog

Five creative alternatives to an ugly break-up.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Victoria Grant told a conference that governments, not banks, should create and lend a nation's money--and a video of her talk has gone viral on the Internet.

Posted on: May 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Rather than feeding off the community, banking can nourish the community and local economy.

Posted on: May 13, 2012, Source:

Congress has removed nearly every consumer protection from student loans, including bankruptcy protections, statutes of limitations and truth in lending requirements.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2011, Source:

To prevent another disaster like the one caused by the toxic debts on the books of Wall Street banks, we need to defuse the student debt bomb before it blows. But how?

Posted on: Oct 18, 2011, Source:

The public bank model remains a viable alternative to the private profiteering being protested on Wall Street today.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2011, Source: YES! Magazine

What can we learn from North Dakota's economy? Plenty, and it starts with its unique state bank.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

We as a community can create our own credit, without having to engage in the sort of impossible pyramid scheme in which we're always borrowing from Peter to pay Paul.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

A judge recently held that banks' electronic shortcut for recording mortgage information makes it impossible for banks to establish their rights to ownership.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

We the people have given away our sovereign money-creating power to private, for-profit lending institutions Some states are moving to take that power back.

Posted on: May 26, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Gov. Schwarzenegger thinks CA can only get credit from DC, but there's another way of doing it that the prosperous state of North Dakota figured out.