I just sent the following to the Independent Diplomat, London:
I just read Carne Ross's article, "Revolution Through Banking?" posted on The Nation at: http://www.thenation.com/article/165333/revolution-through-banking
I would like to extend an invitation to Carne Ross to join the Monetary Reformers Group on LinkedIn and to join in the discussion: "Monetary Reformer Bill Still has put his hat in the presidential race as a Libertarian candidate. What are your thoughts?"
The title of that discussion thread might initially suggest that we have been focused on the "horse race" of US Presidential politics. However, we've have had a rather frank and wide-ranging discussion, which covers, in addition to many other things, the issue of publicly owned banks. One of the members of the discussion is Ellen Brown, who is fairly well-known in banking-reform circles especially over here in the US.
The main focus of the discussion though has been on US Congressman Dennis Kucinich's monetary reform bill, The NEED Act, which is, in my view, the best thing going so far domestically over here and has very far-reaching international/global implications (we're working on improving it): "H.R. 2990: National Emergency Employment Defense Act of 2011."
You may read the bill here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h112-2990
I look forward to seeing Carne over on LinkedIn and hearing from him about all of this.
Here is the group Carne (http://carneross.tumblr.com/ows) advises: "Alternative Banking | Activity | NYC General Assembly # Occupy Wall Street":
I would much rather they all get behind The NEED Act in conjunction with a publicly owned banking component.
I don't like the Grameen Bank model, never did.
The iron is getting hot!