On this edition of Your Call, we'll talk about how a public banking system could work.
Indigenous water protectors have pushed for cities to divest taxpayer money from private banks that financially support oil pipelines, and proposed creating public banks instead. Advocates say a bank funded by – and accountable to – the public could better direct its resources to community-serving projects. What would a financial institution accountable to the public look like?
Jackie Fielder, Indigenous organizer, SFSU lecturer, and co-founder of the SF Public Bank Coalition
Matt Remle, community organizer, educator, writer, and co-founder of Mazaska Talks
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