A Public Bank for Oakland

 
Emily Wheeler of the Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland writes: A thriving local economy is something we all want to see-no controversy there. But we've been too quick to accept the prevailing notion that there is a trade-off between that and providing ourselves with adequate housing, health care, or education programs. It's time to align our fiscal practices with our social ideals. It's time for the Public Bank of Oakland. On February 9, the City of Oakland hosted a public forum on the potential of the Public Bank of Oakland.

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