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If you’re exploring the concept of public banking, this collection of resources represents the best sources of introductory, in-depth, or conceptual thinking in this area.  We can’t include all available resources in this section, so we’ve tried to select the best available resources.  The News section includes many additional items.

Banks in the D.C. Market

Banks in the District of Columbia By Market Share The following table presents recent data from the FDIC for banks operating in the District of Columbia and provides both U.S. and D.C. market share from the largest to smallest share of the D.C. deposits. Bank Safety Fact Sheets for selected banks in this table are […]

Justice Rising Issue on Public Banking

The 20-page Spring 2014 issue of the Alliance for Democracy’s Justice Rising features an interesting mix of issues and perspectives on public banking. Articles include Public Banks: Creating Public Money for the Public Good In Solidarity With the People of Detroit Accumulating Violence Public Banking and Economic Democracy Battle for Control of the Monetary System AfD’s Campaign […]

Gentrification in DC Presentation

Confronting ongoing gentrification of our community is a big part of the challenge to promote a better quality of life for all, without displacing long-term residents. This presentation is by Dr. Johanna Bockman, a faculty member of the Sociology and Anthropology Department, George Mason University. Dr. Bockman, who lives in Ward 6, is also a […]

Why Support the DC Public Bank? Part 1.

Why Support the DC Public Bank, Part 1: This quick presentation covers the DC Public Banking Center’s core concepts about the need and benefits for establishing the DC Public Bank.  See Part 2.

Why Support the DC Public Bank? Part 2.

Why Support the DC Public Bank, Part 2: This quick presentation covers the DC Public Banking Center’s core concepts about the need and benefits for establishing the DC Public Bank. See Part 1.

Understanding the Money and Banking System

This Public Banking Institute webinar (free but requires registration) with Marco Vangelisti covers the fundamental issues of the banking and money system in the U.S.  The design of the banking and money system is implicated in the largest challenges we face as a society: Increasing levels of debt (public and private) Economic instability Concentration of wealth […]

Legal Framework for Big Banks Puts Depositors at Risk

By Steve Seuser This article documents the legal framework for too-big-to-fail banks and other banks with derivative investments that put their depositors at high risk in the event of bankruptcy. It is intended to assist District of Columbia elected officials, city administrators, other concerned stakeholders, and citizens to understand and respond to the legal framework […]

DC Government Bank Accounts

Which financial institutions hold the nearly $2.1 billion in D.C. government deposits? This table from January 31, 2012 shows aggregate account balances by financial institution. Information provided by the D.C. Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Financial Institution List Balances as of January 31, 2012 1 AIM -Canter Fitzgerald (Money Market Fund) $74,729,626 2 Premier […]

Bank Safety Fact Sheets

DC Public Banking Center’s Bank Safety Fact Sheets provide a quick overview of the safety and soundness of some of the larger financial institutions that hold the deposits of the District of Columbia government.  In some cases, these same institutions hold a significant share of the city’s private deposits as well.  The Bank Safety Fact […]