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Money & Banking

Hundred dollar bills in the shadows

A reading list for taking on financialization

One of the most important parts of a program for building power to take on the financial industry must be one of political education. read more
Housing moratorium

Cancel rent and mortgage payments, house the unhoused

We need to put a general pause on the housing market and then build a system that supplies housing to meet human needs. read more
State holding company or economic preservation fund

Create a state holding company to prevent the leveraged buyout of the real economy

A state holding company would acquire failing companies and distressed assets in this shutdown period, mothballing them until recovery begins and the economic stimulus kicks in.  read more
Postal banking

Use the post office as a banking lifeline

A postal banking system in which everyone can have an account could provide quick access to emergency support for the millions of people without bank accounts forced to wait months for a stimulus check from the government.   read more

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Community development financial institution

Community development financial institutions

CDFIs are committed to providing services that create and broaden economic opportunities in neighborhoods that have faced historical disinvestment. read more

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Energy democracy panel GR

A green investment bank and the Energy Democracy Financing Program

A federal green investment bank could support energy democracy by directly funding community-based enterprises and low-income access to renewable energy and energy efficiency. read more
Solidarity economy

Major advances in 2019 toward a more democratic economy

This past year, state and municipal lawmakers teamed up with community organizations to fight for—and win—a wide variety of policies and initiatives that will help foster a more democratic economy. read more

System Change magazine highlights a year of bold ideas

The Democracy Collaborative and the Next System Project has published System Change, a magazine that captures the bold ideas and groundbreaking work of our leaders and scholars in 2019. read more
A private bank note from the 19th century

Money in the US: A Timeline

Money is a work in progress, not an immutable fact of nature. read more