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The Possibilities for a Public Bank in Seattle (Public Forum Panel)

What is Public Banking and how can residents of Seattle benefit from the concept. 
Public Forum: The Possibilities for a Public Bank in Seattle recorded December 10, 2014 at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle. Published on Dec 13, 2014

Moderator is Way ne Lau, Executive Director, Rainier Valley Community Development Fund.
Introduction by Senator Bob Hasegawa, Washington State 11th District. The Senator emphasizes that we aren't going to fix all of these problems overnight, but what we do today is for our children and grand children, or it had better be. 
Panel members:
Council member Licata: Championed paid sick leave and safe time for all fulltime employees of businesses in Seattle. Publisher of local papers and services.
Karl Beitel, Director, Public Bank Project.  Mr. Beitel gives an amazing summary of the historical context of the public bank concept and the underlying decisions that weighted privatization over public interests. Exceptional presentation. 
Dr. Thomas Keidel, Federation of German Banks.
Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Executive Director of the Public Banking Institute and author Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies.  Click on image to order from Amazon or visit your local bookstore.


EarthSayersKarl Beitel; Gwendolyn Hallsmith; Dr. Thomas Keidel
OrganizationsPublic Bank Project; Public Banking Institute
EarthSayers RatingHighly recommended
CountryUnited States
Member of Special CollectionInvesting and Sustainability
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