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Money, Public Banking, and the Restoration of Sovereignty

Money is ubiquitous, but few people understand what it really is and how control over its creation and availability affects global and local conditions, as well as everyone’s life. Clarity regarding money enables us to transform the monetary system so that it serves people, rather than capital, as is currently the case. This transformation process requires, at a minimum, three initiatives: public banking; verifiable voting and public-only campaign financing; and decentralized media ownership.

In this presentation, we will examine the nature of money, how public banking and the prohibition of usury can lead to a stable, non-inflationary sovereign currency, and what we can do in Colorado to help make this happen and regain a measure of sovereignty in the process.

Robert Bows is a founder and former board member of the Public Banking Institute (PBI), a non-profit research and educational organization focused on helping cities, states, and nations establish and maintain networks of publicly owned banks, which leverage public funds (tax monies, etc.) in the public interest. He currently heads up Colorado Public Banking, a grass-roots organization dedicated to passing an initiative that creates a publicly owned state bank for Colorado. Robert is a political economist (Stanford ‘71), learning and communications consultant, writer, theater reviewer, yogi, and metaphysician.

This promises to be one of our more educational get-togethers – See relevant links below. This is a follow-on to “Changing the Bankster’s Game” last November, with Marilyn Barnewall. Please do join us.

Joe & J9

Bob’s Blog (Highly Recommended – up to date info on the ballot initiative)


Bob on Linked In:  (link)

Public Banking Institute:  (link)

They’ve got a YouTube channel. (Great Stuff!)  (link)

Joe's favorite (so far) - Taking Control of Our Money (8 minutes)


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