Next City Covers the Movement Toward Public Banking in Los Angeles, Relies on ILSR Data

Date: 30 Jun 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

At the end of June, the Los Angeles City Council voted to add a ballot initiative for this fall to enable public banking to ensure that all Angelenos are banked with sufficient protections. For this article in Next City, Alejandra Molina reached out to ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell to answer questions on the benefits of community banking.… Read More

A Teaching Moment on ‘Pay As You Throw’ Recycling Policy in Connecticut

Neil Seldman ILSR’s co-founder and director of its Waste to Wealth Initiative, quoted in Falls River Herald News on unit pricing of solid waste and recycling: Stands corrected. Seldman stated that he was not aware of any community that ended its Pay As You Throw (PAYT) program when interviewed by Herald News reporter Jo C. Goode. After the interview he learned of one such community, East Lyme, Conn.… Read More

The Ringer Covers Tech Monopolies, Cites ILSR in Amazon Section

Date: 7 Jun 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Ringer is a publication that covers media, sports, and technology. Their reporter Victor Luckerson covers the machinations of Big Tech, including in his monopoly primer on the biggest power players in Silicon Valley and beyond. In his section on Amazon Luckerson cites our Amazon report and the original writing from ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell.… Read More

On-Bill Financing Gets a Boost in Minneapolis, Issue Covered by Energy News Networ

Date: 4 Jun 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Inclusive financing is a way to ensure that low-income folks have access to the myriad benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies by paying for these upgrades as part of their electricity bills. Minneapolis, Minnesota is looking at requiring the inclusion of this financing option and Frank Jossi of the Energy News Network covered the development.

He interviewed Energy Democracy initiative director John Farrell for his perspective.… Read More

The Digital Divide Exists, It’s Devastating. Motherboard Dives into Why It Isn’t Driving Elections

Date: 2 Jun 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Motherboard Vice is a great publication that details the way that Internet access and these technologies impact people’s lives. Kaleigh Rogers asks the interesting question as to why the digital divide, the lack of Internet access in many parts of rural America, isn’t a larger issue in the 2018 election cycle. For her story, Rogers interviewed Christopher Mitchell, the director of the Community Broadband Networks initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance for his perspective as to why.… Read More

Maine Calling Details the State of Broadband Connectivity with ILSR’s Christopher Mitchell

Date: 31 May 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Broadband Internet connectivity is a critical issue in every community across America, the mystery in how communities get connected was the springboard for this show on Maine Public Broadcasting’s Maine Calling show. ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative director Christopher Mitchell answered questions and detailed innovative broadband models on the show, listen at the link below.… Read More

Congress’ “Community Banking” Bill is Anything But, Coverage in The Intercept

Date: 17 May 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The United States Congress just passed a bill that is ostensibly aimed at solving a community banking regulatory issue, what actually happened argues anti-monopoly reporter David Dayen in The Intercept is a bailout for some of the largest entities in our economy — and that’s just not right. For his coverage, Dayen cited ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell in her coverage of the Bank of North Dakota to get perspective.… Read More

Municipal Broadband in Portland? The Mercury News Has the Story, Quotes ILSR Broadband Expert

Date: 11 May 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Portland Mercury News reporter Erik Henriksen wrote a comprehensive feature detailing the possibility of Portland, Oregon investing in a municipal broadband network for the city. In his coverage, Henriksen cites the Institute for Local Self-Reliance for the ways that major Internet Service Providers fight against municipal broadband.… Read More

The Guardian Covers Amazon’s Growing Dominance in Sectors Across the Economy, Citing Stacy Mitchell

Date: 25 Apr 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

From Whole Foods to cloud computing to manufacturing commonly bought household goods, Amazon is everywhere in our economy. This article from The Guardian from Olivia Solon and Julia Carrie Wong details the reality of the e-commerce company’s domination. For their story Solon and Wong reached out to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell for her perspective on the subject. … Read More

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