- Viable solutions to the present economic crises in US states.
- Counter-cyclical, meaning they are capable of reducing the negative impact of recessions, because they can make money available for local governments and businesses precisely when private banks decrease lending.
- Potentially available to any-sized government or community able to meet the requirements for setting up a bank.
- Owned by the people of a state or community.
- Economically sustainable, because they operate transparently according to applicable banking regulations
- Able to offset pressures for tax increases with returned credit income to the community.
- Ready sources of affordable credit for local governments, eliminating the need for large “rainy day” funds.
- Required to promote the public interest, as defined in their charters.
- Constitutional, as ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court
Public Banking — it already works in the United States and is catching on! 20 States are considering some form of state banking legislation.
What’s Happening in your State?
Find out by clicking on the map or here.
Are you interested in starting a county-owned bank? Visit our new county bank webpage here.
- The Legal Framework for Big Banks Puts Depositors at Risk, by Steve Seuser, Co-Director DC Public Banking Center
- The Leveraged Buyout of America (webofdebt.wordpress.com)
- Public Banking for Wales, Ireland and Scotland: Promise and Possibilities (publicbanking.wordpress.com)
- Your Money Is NOT SAFE In The Big Banks (sgtreport.com)