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 Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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If China Can Fund infrastructure with Its Own Credit, So Can We

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : May 15th-19th has been designated “National Infrastructure Week” by the US Chambers of Commerce, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and over 150 affiliates. Their message: More...

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By Ellen H. Brown On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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What a State-Owned Bank Can Do for New Jersey

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : Murphy, the leading Democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey, has made a state-owned bank a centerpiece of his campaign. He says the New Jersey bank would “take money out of Wall More...

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By Ellen H. Brown On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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“Ryancare” Dead on Arrival: Can We Please Now Try Single Payer?

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : The Canadian plan also helps Canadians live longer and healthier than Americans. . . . We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan, as many individual states are doing.  — More...

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

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

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