Would replacing our commodity-based economic model with one that prioritizes human-interest qualify to be called “Sacred Economics?” That’s the name of a book by Ellen’s guest this week, Charles Eisenstein, a highly popular radical re-thinker of the nature of human economy. Eisenstein observes some of the inherent flaws in our economic thinking and reminds us that we are the ones in a position to create new priorities. And co-host Walt McRee speaks with Santa Fe public banking leader Nichoe Lichen of Banking on New Mexico, which this past week saw release of a very positive city feasibility study that supports creating a new city-owned public bank.
Tim Danahey set up his portable studio in the Green Room of the Banking On New Mexico Symposium to interview several of the invited speakers at the Symposium. The Symposium, whose principal topic was public banking, was held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Videos of the full program of events can be found on this website at Symposium Videos.
Gwen Hallsmith, Executive Director of the Public Banking Institute, was interviewed this morning (Saturday, September 6, 2014) on Our Times with Craig Barnes. Gwen points out that actions to establish state and local municipal public banks are sweeping the country. She explains how interest income that normally goes to the Wall Street banks can be returned instead to serve local purposes in our own communities.
Gwen Hallsmith on Our Times with Craig Barnes, September 6, 2014
Gwen is one of the invited guests at the upcoming Banking On New Mexico Symposium that will be held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Other internationally renowned invitees are listed in the sidebar to the right. The event is being jointly sponsored by WeArePeopleHere! and the Public Banking Institute. Information about the Symposium can be found at BankingOnNewMexico.org and in the Symposium section of this website. Registration for the Symposium is $40 for the General Public and $10 for Students with ID. Please join WeArePeopleHere! and the Public Banking Institute at this exciting and informative event.
Listen to Craig Barnes interview two experts on public banking, Gwen Hallsmith, Executive Director of the Public Banking Institute, and Mike Krauss, a director of the Public Banking Institute and chairman of the Pennsylvania Project–an organization dedicated to the formation of Public Banks at the state and municipal level in Pennsylvania. They recently visited Santa Fe on behalf of We are People Here! to meet and discuss, with Mayor Gonzales, City Councilors, and other civic leaders of Santa Fe, the benefits and the formation of a Public Bank for the City of Santa Fe.
Public Banking — Funding Local, Sustainable Economies