A New Credit Union Aims to Lower the Cost of Clean Energy — Episode 59 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 22 Aug 2018 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

What if your savings account could be put to use enabling clean energy investments from insulation to solar to electric vehicles? Starting this summer it can. John Farrell spoke with volunteer board chair Blake Jones of the newly launched Clean Energy Credit Union in August 2018 about this online-only financial institution dedicated to financing home insulation, solar, electric vehicles, and electric bikes and more.… Read More

Picks: Gig Workers of the World Unite, Central Banking for All, States Fight Back to Save Obamacare, and more (7th Edition)

Date: 29 Jun 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

David delves deep into the fight to piecemeal repeal parts of Obamacare, leaving hundreds of Americans at risk. We also detail the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline and the power of native American activism as well as the communities across the country that are fighting back against the largest ISPs in the country.… Read More

David Morris Interviewed on PRN.FM’s “It’s Our Money” Radio Show

On August 17, 2016 David Morris was interviewed on the It’s Our Money radio show, hosted by PRN.FM (the Progressive Radio Network). This conversation was a follow-up on a piece written by David on the history of the Non-Partisan League in North Dakota. Here’s the link to the Public Banking Institute’s website, they run the It’s Our Money radio show.… Read More

One in Four Local Banks Has Vanished since 2008. Here’s What’s Causing the Decline and Why We Should Treat It as a National Crisis.

Date: 5 May 2015 | posted in: Banking, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The precipitous decline in the number of community banks in recent years is a national crisis, and there’s a fierce debate underway right now about what’s to blame.… Read More

Number of New Banks Created by Year, 1993 to 2013

Date: 22 Apr 2015 | posted in: Banking | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The number of community banks has declined sharply in the last few years. Part of the decline is owed to the fact that virtually no new banks have been created since 2009. Between 2004 and 2008, an average of about 300 commercial banks disappeared each year, mostly as a result of mergers. But these losses were offset by the creation of 146 new banks each year on average. From 2009 to 2013, we continued to lose about the same number of banks annually, but gained only 6 new banks on average each year. … Read More

How State Banks Bring the Money Home

Date: 15 Sep 2011 | posted in: Banking | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

One of the most significant consequences of the consolidation of banking over the last decade is how much it has hindered the economy’s ability to create jobs. There’s no single solution to this problem, but one of the most promising strategies involves creating state-owned banks that can bolster the lending capacity of local banks, helping them grow and multiply.… Read More

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