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US House Says ‘Yes’ to Wall Street #Welfare in Highway Bill

In one of his first acts as Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan oversaw doling out $17 million in corporate welfare to Wall Street banks. How did he manage this? The usual sneaky way– by tacking this onto an unrelated piece of “must pass” legislation. (You’ll remember that’s how Republican lawmakers¬†weakened Wall Street…

‘Live Free & Prosper’: Bretton Woods Convocation on Public Banking & Economic Renewal

This week in New Hampshire, our Public Banking Institute colleagues are participating in the Bretton Woods IV Convocation on financial reform. There are four cornerstones to the conference: public banking, the North Country Resolution, local currencies, and Concordian economics. Here are some snippets from the conference website. I am blown away by the comprehensive and…

US Conference of Mayors to Consider Wall Street Bank Fees & Public Banking (Updated)

[UPDATE: The US Conference of Mayors did pass the “Mayors Resolution on Strengthening Municipal Finances.” Mayor Rothschild did not attend the conference.] At their upcoming meeting on June 19-22, the US Conference of Mayors will be considering hundreds of resolutions on everything from gun safety to tax incentives to jobs and education. Tucked into that…

Unitarian Universalists

‘The Great Turning’: Public Banking & Building a ‘Life-Sustaining Civilization’

Arizonans for a New Economy has been blessed with strong support from the Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist (MVUU) Church in Northwest Tucson and Rev. Ron Phares for the past year. As a social justice ministry of MVUU, we have received generous support from the congregation during their Share the Plate Sundays. These funds have helped…

Phoenix Housing Market Still Underwater

According to the Phoenix Business Journal, Phoenix and Arizona still have not recovered from the housing crash and the Wall Street meltdown as well as the rest of the country. From the article, Living underwater: Phoenix, Arizona among worst in homeowners with negative equity.. Phoenix and Arizona continue to struggle with negative equity for homeowners,…