Regulation Is Killing Community Banks by Ellen Brown

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
October 30, 2017

Crushing regulations are driving small banks to sell out to the megabanks, a consolidation process that appears to be intentional. Publicly-owned banks can help avoid that trend and keep credit flowing in local economies.

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Ellen Brown: Banks Can Take Your Money In A Crisis

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
January 13, 2016

My Dec. 29th article “Bail-ins Begin” prompted two video interviews, with Greg Hunter on USAWatchdog.com, and Thom Hartmann below.

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Your Life Savings Could Be Wiped Out In A Massive Derivatives Collapse by Ellen Brown

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
December 29, 2015

While the mainstream media focus on ISIS extremists, a threat that has gone virtually unreported is that your life savings could be wiped out in a massive derivatives collapse. Bank bail-ins have begun in Europe, and the infrastructure is in place in the US. Poverty also kills.

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Killing Off Community Banks — Intended Consequence of Dodd-Frank? by Ellen Brown

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
October 21, 2015

The Dodd-Frank regulations are so lethal to community banks that some say the intent was to force them to sell out to the megabanks. Community banks are rapidly disappearing — except in North Dakota, where they are thriving.

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Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives by Ellen Brown

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Updated: Jan. 1, 2015

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
December 20, 2014

The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act last weekend. Continue reading

The Hidden Government Guarantee that Props Up the Shadow Banking System by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
September 17, 2013

Increased regulation and low interest rates are driving lending from the regulated commercial banking system into the unregulated shadow banking system. The shadow banks, although free of government regulation, are propped up by a hidden government guarantee in the form of safe harbor status under the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act pushed through by Wall Street. The result is to create perverse incentives for the financial system to self-destruct.

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Moyers and Company: Gambling With Your Money

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April 6, 2012

You’d think after such a calamitous economic fall, there’d be a strong consensus on reinforcing the protections that keep us out of harm’s way. But in some powerful corners, the opposite is happening. Business and political forces, including hordes of lobbyists, are working hard to diminish or destroy these protections. One of the biggest bull’s-eyes is on the Volcker Rule, a section of the Dodd-Frank Act that aims to keep the banks in which you deposit your money from gambling it on their own — sometimes risky — investments.

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