WashPost article by Craig Shirley: “We should find a way to create 50 Wall Streets so that money can stay in the states…”

Craig Shirley • http://www.washingtonpost.com • November 9, 2012

From the article:
“…Wall Street is too fearsome and corrupt for anyone’s good. We should find a way to create 50 Wall Streets so that money can stay in the states, and corruption can be kept to a minimum and law enforcement to a maximum. In the era of the Internet — which empowers the individual — can there be any doubt that scrutiny of local Wall Streets would keep bankers and brokers on their toes?”

How about 50 state-owned banks…so that money can stay in the states? We already have a good start with one — the Bank of North Dakota!

Read Craig’s complete article here.

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It’s the Interest, Stupid! Why Bankers Rule the World

Ellen Brown • http://www.truth-out.org • November 8, 2012

Interest charges are a strongly regressive tax that the poor pay to the rich. A public banking system could realize savings up to 40 percent – allowing taxes to be cut, services increased and market stability created – with banks feeding the economy rather than feeding off it.

In the 2012 edition of Occupy Money released last week, Professor Margrit Kennedy writes that a stunning 35 percent to 40 percent of everything we buy goes to interest. This interest goes to bankers, financiers, and bondholders, who take a 35 percent to 40 percent cut of our GDP. That helps explain how wealth is systematically transferred from Main Street to Wall Street. The rich get progressively richer at the expense of the poor, not just because of “Wall Street greed,” but because of the inexorable mathematics of our private banking system…

Read the complete article here.

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