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Planting a Public Bank in the Garden State

Public banking is common sense says the former global co-head of investment management for Goldman Sachs, who put himself through Harvard and earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Reimagining and Reinventing Societies and Social Thought, Society

Government Support for Public Banks Stirs Global Controversy

Most economists (including this one), believe that there is a vital role for governments in the financial sector. The exact role is open to debate and might very well vary across countries and over time.

Reimagining and Reinventing Societies and Social Thought, Society

The Futures of Death Alley

The day brings innovation black belts together with people who are putting it all on the line to make change happen.

Reimagining and Reinventing Societies and Social Thought, Society

REVIEW: Kate Raworth’s “Doughnut Economics”

The main epiphany for Raworth is the realization that the economy has both a biophysical ceiling and an ethico-social floor, and that the Keynesian-neoclassical growth synthesis tends to violate both of these limits.

Reimagining and Reinventing Societies and Social Thought, Society

Banking of, by and for the People?

When residents of Yorba Linda and Placienta, California, approved a $200 million school construction bond, they got a nasty surprise. “Just one $22 million borrowing from 2011 will cost taxpayers nearly 13 times that amount — $280 million — to repay,” the Orange County Register reported in 2015.

Reimagining and Reinventing Societies and Social Thought, Society

Trump’s Growthism: Its Roots in Neoclassical Economic Theory

By “Trumponomics,” I mean an unrestrained commitment to policies of drill it, pump it, burn it, cut it down, dig it up, pave it over, buy it, consume it, and if it threatens to slow growth, then run over it or bomb it.