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Local Public Banking group applies for Public Banking Institute chapter status

Economic Liberty for Main Street (the Nevada County public bank working group) is finalizing its application to the Public Banking Institute (PBI) for chapter status. As a chapter of PBI, our local group will be able to work under their … Continue reading

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Nevada County Business Credit Needs Survey is online

You are invited to participate in the Nevada County Business Credit Needs Survey Main Street Forum NC and the Nevada County public bank working group see a county public bank as a better way to meet the economic needs of … Continue reading

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Romney tax plan doubles down on trickle down

This graph is based on data from the Tax Policy Center. Ezra Klien points out that, under the Romney plan, the But do tax cuts create “real” jobs? The answer appears to be no for companies big and small.” For … Continue reading

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Incest and conflict of interest between banks and Federal Reserve

My posts keep touting the need for self-correcting systems. Well, how can a system be self-correcting if the regulators and the regulated are one and the same, for all practical purposes? Here is an article describing how the wife of … Continue reading

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To make organizations and institutions self-correcting, we need to affect the people in them

We are shouting out that “Corporations aren’t people!” but, as I pointed out in my “People are the organization” post, corporations are made up of people. If any actions we take to influence, channel or control organizations, including corporations, are … Continue reading

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People are the organization – Organizations are not people

Having worked for some of the largest corporations in the world, e.g. General Motors when it was the largest company in the world, grown up in and traveled through most of the Western hemisphere and observed its governments and institutions … Continue reading

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Jedediah Biagi

Follow Jed’s blog postings by subscribing. I am originally from Sacramento, but am now committed to Nevada County, raising my 4 children here with my wife Amy and recently running for County Supervisor. Jedediah Biagi’s Bio I have had a … Continue reading

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Transfer of Ownership of Physical Assets Should Require Taking Physical Possession of Same

One way to discourage the casino mentality and its impact on our economy – instability and higher prices as middlemen profit without adding value – would be to change our contract laws to require that purchasers of any physical asset … Continue reading

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Tax Large Political Donations to Pay for Public Funding of Elections

Having seen our democracy being overrun with corporate and ubber-wealthy plutocrat money, I propose that the tax credit for political donations be eliminated and, instead, any political donation over $100 be taxed at the rate of 50%. This would: 1) … Continue reading

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Flyinglow – Rick Robins

Follow Rick’s blog postings by subscribing. Flyinglow/Rick Robins Bio I am a resident of Nevada County California and a member of the Main Street Forum NC team/working group. My professional background encompasses decades (enough to make my hair start to … Continue reading

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