Public Banking Institute is having our 2013 conference in San Rafael (Northern California) on June 2, 3, 4 to publicly present solutions in banking and money worth tens of trillions of dollars to Americans.
You literally have nothing more valuable to attend to (registration info here).
Among public banking’s available benefits:
- State budget deficits end as state-owned banks create at-cost credit. The US has only one state with increasing budget surpluses: the only one with a state-owned bank.
- State taxes can be entirely paid with ~5% public mortgages and credit cards.
- Trillions in taxpayer surpluses are returned from documented government CAFRs (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) as at-cost credit replaces rainy-day funds.
- Truth in banking opens debt-free money: US national debt is ended forever, and we have full employment for the best infrastructure we can imagine (documentation here, here, here).
- Truth in banking and money can open truth everywhere: unlawful US wars can end, poverty can end, trillions of more dollars returned in the broader economy, and even truth from corporate media.
Each of the above topics will have its own article to explain in detail within the context of public banking, along with an open letter to economics teachers/professors, and a final call to the public for their action. Those links will be added at my hub articles at Washington’s Blog and Examiner.com as I complete them.
Our tentative schedule:
Sunday — Public Banking Perspective and Background
Sunday’s schedule begins at 1pm for some of the very best public speakers of our day:
- David Cobb of Move to Amend
- Bill Still, pioneer of monetary history and public media with The Money Masters and Secret of Oz
- Matt Taibbi will speak on “Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squds, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America”
- Ellen Brown, Author of Web of Debt, leading articles, and her new book (available on 6/2/13) The Buck Starts Here
- Birgitta Jónsdóttir, member of Iceland’s Parliament
Discussion focuses on how we move from a two-tiered justice system (one favoring the financial elites and one for the rest of us) to reclaim economic sovereignty from Wall Street banks and the US Congress.
The Funding the New Economy Conversation is Sunday night only — a one-time educational, media and cultural event, featuring the music of slack-key guitarist Makana and singer Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, the “Voice of the People.” Special guests include 13-year-old Victoria Grant, public speaker extraordinaire.
Funding the New Economy Conversation registration is available separate from the conference for those who have time to only attend on Sunday evening.
Monday — Public Banking Policy and Issues
Monday’s schedule explores one of the core foundations of successful economies around the world: a distributed network of public banks that operate in the public interest of each respective community. Speakers include Tim Canova, Maine State Treasurer Neria Douglass, Ellen Brown, with case studies on public banking, Germany’s Energiewend, and Hurricane Sandy.
Tuesday — Public Banking Roadmap and Planning
Roadmaps for solutions include funding hard and soft infrastructure that health care, education, and renewable energy.
“The recent (2012) Public Banking conference held in Philadelphia offered a message that is at once so simple – but also so bold – it is hard for most Americans to pause long enough to understand how profoundly their thinking had been corralled by the masters of finance – in ways far, far, far more insidious and powerful than even the latest financial crisis suggests.” – Gar Alperovitz, Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, author of America beyond Capitalism. More quotes from 2012 Public Banking Conference here.
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