What Would A Public Bank Look Like? What Would One Do?

I have done two updates on the grassroots push for public banks in Vermont. Last week, I looked at the votes in favor of public banking at the annual Vermont Town Meetings. Earlier today, I told you about the banking industry push back in committee hearings in the Vermont Legislature. But what is public banking […]

Big Banks Vs. Democracy: An Update on Public Banking in Vermont

This month, Vermont residents showed widespread support during their annual town meetings for the adoption of a state bank in Vermont. This week, the Vermont State Senate Finance Committee heard testimony about the bill that was endorsed by the vast majority of Vermont towns. The Public Banking Institute reports the following: …on March 18, the […]

Bernie Watch: The Dems are Nervous

“Bernie Watch” is my new blog series looking at developments related to the possible presidential run of independent United States Senator Bernie Sander of Vermont. U. S. Senator Bernie Sanders recently discussed a possible run with John Nichols of The Nation. One of the questions that looms large is whether Sanders will run as an […]

Vermont Votes for Public Banking in Town Meetings

Busting the Big Banks! Twenty Vermont town meetings tell the state legislature to create a PUBLIC bank. @thenation http://t.co/ko461Nx1UT — John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) March 10, 2014 Two years ago this month, my family had the privilege of sitting in on the annual Craftsbury Town Meeting with our friends Aaron and Lauren. It was New England democratic […]