This public forum exploring The Possibilities for a Public Bank in Seattle was held December 10, 2014 at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle. It covers introductory information on public banking, featuring public banking models in Germany, North Dakota, and beyond, and explores options for establishing a public bank in Seattle. It includes high […]
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.
A rising star in the public banking movement in the U.S. is Banking on New Mexico. Residents and political leaders have made important strides in exploring a public bank around Santa Fe (and beyond), including co-hosting a symposium in September 2014 with the Public Banking Institute. A series of high quality sessions from the symposium are available […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: 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: 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.
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 […]
This table was published by the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as part of OCC’s Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities, First Quarter 2013.
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 […]