Banking on the People (Paperback)
Democratizing Money in the Digital Age
Democracy Collaborative, 9780998471914, 426pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2019
Today most of our money is created, not by governments, but by banks when they make loans. This book takes the reader step by step through the sausage factory of modern money creation, explores improvements made possible by advances in digital technology, and proposes upgrades that could transform our outmoded nineteenth century system into one that is democratic, sustainable, and serves the needs of the twenty-first century.
Ellen Brown is the founder and chairman of the Public Banking Institute and a Fellow at The Democracy Collaborative.