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  • Stacy Mitchell: 5 Top Reasons to Choose a Community Bank or Credit Union

    Aug 02, 2014

    1. Get the Same Services at Lower Cost Most locally owned banks and credit unions offer the same array of services, from online bill paying to debit and credit cards, at much lower cost than big bank...

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  • Ellen Brown: On The Economy

    Jul 09, 2014

    Mortgage debt overhang from the housing bust has meant lack of middle-class spending power and consumer demand, preventing the economy from growing. The problem might be fixed by a new approach from t...

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  • Report: Create Age of Renewables Or Pay Higher Price Later

    Apr 15, 2014

    The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released Sunday in Berlin, shows that humanity still has time to solve the global crisis of global warming and climate change...

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  • Leaders of Teaching Hospitals Have Close Ties to Drug Companies, Study Shows

    Apr 02, 2014

    by Charles Ornstein Nearly every large drug maker based in the United States had at least one academic medical center official on its board, raising questions about their independence. Pharmaceutical ...

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  • The Single Best Article on the End of the Social Contract in the U.S.

    Mar 14, 2014

    By David Morris In the recent issue of the American Prospect editor-at-large Harold Meyerson has written what may be the single best piece on the reasons behind the decline and fall of the America...

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  • Resource Guide for Access to Capital for California Small Businesses

    Feb 12, 2014

    Download the document. Developed by the California Financial Opportunities Roundtable.  Representing finance, impact investing, philanthropy, business, economic development, government and more.

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  • The Growing Movement Putting Community Back in the Forefront

    Jan 23, 2014

    Slow Cities “are strong communities that have made the choice to improve the quality of life for their inhabitants. In the midst of climate change, “big box” stores, frequent lack of...

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  • Ellen Brown on The Shadow Banking System

    Jul 23, 2013

    by Ellen Brown Rather than expanding the money supply, quantitative easing (QE) has actually caused it to shrink by sucking up the collateral needed by the shadow banking system to create credit. The...

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  • Public Banking 2013 Retrospective

    Jun 29, 2013

    by Matt J. Stannard By any standards, the 2013 Public Banking Conference, held at beautiful Dominican University in San Rafael, California, was a success. In a political world where like-minded groups...

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  • The Banker’s New Clothes

    May 30, 2013

    By Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig “All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in the Constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much a...

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