Author: Christian Gelleri
Authors: Christine Desan and Nadav Orian Peer
Author: Isabel Feichtner
Author: Gavriel Schreiber
The Narrow Bank (TNB) is a state-chartered passthrough bank that proposes to hold only one asset: account balances at the Federal Reserve. Providing an ultra-safe option for large investors to hold their high-powered money is meant to increase financial stability and extend the benefits of Federal Reserve accounts,
Author: Bryna Godar
The public banking movement has gained significant momentum in recent years, with groups across the country looking into the viability of government-owned banks for their communities. From a “pot bank” in Los Angeles to a “public infrastructure bank” in Massachusetts, proponents of public banking view it as a way to address community needs and better leverage taxpayer funds to benefit the public.
Author: Michael Svedman
The proposal by Italy’s Lega Norda (or League) political party to introduce a currency-like instrument called the mini-BOT that would circulate alongside the euro has generated significant commentary and criticism. These debates shed light on the public dimension of money by forcing us to consider the relationship between monetary authority and political sovereignty. With implications reaching far beyond the economic impact of such an instrument, the mini-BOT raises urgent questions about the stability of the European Union, the rise of populism on the Left and Right, and the coherence of the neoliberal political and economic consensus that underwrites the EU project.