From the WSJ! Occupy Shocker: A Realistic, Actionable Idea From the West Coast, the Move for Public Banking Is Within Reach

David Weidner • online.wsj.com • December 1, 2011

For all the faults, though, protesters in the Bay Area, especially Occupy San Francisco, have something their East Coast neighbors don’t: a realistic plan aimed at the heart of banks. The idea could be expanded nationwide to send a message to a compromised Washington and the financial industry.

It’s called a municipal bank. Simply put, it would transfer the City of San Francisco’s bank accounts—about $2 billion now spread between such banks as Bank of America Corp., UnionBanCal Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co.—into a public bank. That bank would use small local banks to lend to the community.

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  1. Permaculture allready as a credit union may be this could be used they have extremely good ethics morals and sustainable ideas

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