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, January 25th, 2018

How Uncle Sam launders marijuana money

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : In a blatant example of “do as I say, not as I do,” the US government is profiting handsomely by accepting marijuana cash in the payment of taxes while imposing huge penalties on banks More...

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By Ellen H. Brown On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Saving Illinois: Getting More Bang for the State’s Bucks

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : Illinois is teetering on bankruptcy and other states are not far behind, largely due to unfunded pension liabilities; but there are solutions. The Federal Reserve could do a round of “QE More...

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By Ellen H. Brown On Monday, June 12th, 2017

Dear Mr. President, Be Careful What You Wish for: Higher Interest Rates Will Kill the Recovery

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : Higher interest rates will triple the interest on the federal debt to $830 billion annually by 2026, will hurt workers and young voters, and could bankrupt over 20% of US corporations, according More...

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By Ellen H. Brown On Thursday, May 18th, 2017

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...

By Ellen H. Brown On Thursday, April 13th, 2017

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...

By Ellen H. Brown On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

“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

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...