(00:00) New York Times journalist Shaila Dewan explains how eminent domain might be used to help citizens in Richmond, California with underwater mortgages. It could sustain property values, provide a stable tax base, and help people who never recovered from the mortgage meltdown in the Great Recession. Who could be against that? The bankers even though there is a case it could help them, too. However, they don’t want the precedent.
Guest: Shaila Dewan, Economics Reporter
Learn more at: The New York Times Company
(23:48) Public banking would help Richmond, California and their banking issues. In fact, public banking would be the greatest economic engine imaginable by any municipality or state that dares to undertake it. Unfortunately, the bankers swarm to kill all attempts at public banking lest people see how successful it would be. North Dakota is raking in tens of millions of dollars a year. Costa Rica keeps it despite IMF pressure. The TPP tries to prevent it before it ever gets a chance. What don’t the bankers want you to see?
Guest: Ellen Brown, Candidate for California State Treasurer
Learn more at: Public Banking Institute
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