Pima County Bond Issue: ‘Web of Debt’ or Investment for the Future? (video)

In a month, Pima County voters will be asked to vote on a $816 million, seven-part bond issue that includes construction of multiple buildings and roads to benefit existing corporations or attract new businesses to Southern Arizona. Sprinkled amongst the corporate-giveaways are improvements or construction of libraries, community centers, parks, neighborhoods, and other perks that…

‘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…

PBI’s Ellen Brown Calls #TPP ‘Unconstitutional’

Ellen Brown of the Public Banking Institute calls the Trans-Pacific Partnership unconstitutional because it negates our three-branch system of governmental checks and balances. Check out her article, including very interesting quotes from President James Madison. Let’s follow the Constitution and stop this damaging trade bill.  The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Death of the Republic