Ellen H. Brown

Ellen Brown is an attorney and the founder of the Public Banking Institute. She is the author of twelve books, including the best-selling Web of Debt, and her latest book, The Public Bank Solution, which explores successful public banking models historically and globally. Her websites are www.webofdebt.com and www.ellenbrown.com. Ellen Brown began contributing to nsnbc international in 2013.

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By Ellen H. Brown On Friday, January 27th, 2017

How to Cut Infrastructure Costs in Half

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : Americans could save $1 trillion over 10 years by financing infrastructure through publicly-owned banks like the one that has long been operating in North Dakota. President Donald Trump More...

By Ellen H. Brown On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The Italian Banking Crisis: No Free Lunch – Or Is There?

Ellen Brown (nsnbc) : It has been called “a bigger risk than Brexit”– the Italian banking crisis that could take down the eurozone. Handwringing officials say “there is no free lunch” and “no magic bullet.” More...

By Ellen H. Brown On Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Two Recent Power Points on Public Banking, in Englewood, CO, and Santa Rosa, CA

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : Here are my latest efforts at presenting the public banking model by power point. The longer version was at an event in Englewood, CO, on October 30, called “Taking Back the Money Power: The More...

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By Ellen H. Brown On Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Prop. 51 Versus a State-Owned Bank: How California Can Save $10 Billion on a $9 Billion Loan

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : School districts are notoriously short of funding – so short that some California districts have succumbed to Capital Appreciation Bonds that will cost taxpayers as much is 10 to 15 times More...

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By Ellen H. Brown On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Can Jill Carry Bernie’s Baton? A Look at the Green Candidate’s Radical Funding Solution

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) :  Bernie Sanders supporters are flocking to Jill Stein, the presumptive Green Party presidential candidate, with donations to her campaign exploding nearly 1000% after he endorsed Hillary More...

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By Ellen H. Brown On Monday, July 25th, 2016

Japan’s “Helicopter Money” Play: Road to Hyperinflation or Cure for Debt Deflation?

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : Fifteen years after embarking on its largely ineffective quantitative easing program, Japan appears poised to try the form recommended by Ben Bernanke in his notorious “helicopter money” More...

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By Ellen H. Brown On Sunday, July 10th, 2016

The War on Weed Part II: Monsanto, Bayer, and the Push for Corporate Cannabis

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : California’s “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” (AUMA) is a voter initiative characterized as legalizing marijuana use. But critics warn that it will actually make access more difficult More...

By Ellen H. Brown On Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Brexit and the Derivatives Time Bomb

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : Brexit could trigger a $500 trillion derivatives meltdown, by forcing the EU to allow insolvent member governments and banks to write down debt. Italy is in financial crisis and is already More...

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By Ellen H. Brown On Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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The War on Weed Is Winding Down – But Will Monsanto Be the Winner?

Ellen Brown (nsnbc) : The war on cannabis that began in the 1930s seems to be coming to an end. Research shows that this natural plant, rather than posing a deadly danger to health, has a wide range of therapeutic More...

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By Ellen H. Brown On Sunday, May 15th, 2016

“Print the Money”: Trump’s “Reckless” Proposal Echoes Franklin and Lincoln

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : “Print the money” has been called crazy talk, but it may be the only sane solution to a $19 trillion federal debt that has doubled in the last 10 years. The solution of Abraham Lincoln More...