Post Office Banking Could Be the Start of Something Big

Government institutions like the Post Office have a number of advantages over the big banks. For one thing, they have publicly accountable inspector generals, like the one who wrote this report. As has been demonstrated by recent experience, the private banks do not. Instead, powerful Wall Street institutions have a history of fraud and criminality that has been tacitly encouraged by lax law enforcement in Washington. Continue reading

Don’t Shrink the US Postal Service; Expand It

Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Truthout http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/18737-dont-shrink-the-us-post-office-expand-it Last week we wrote aboutrebuilding the Commons as an antidote to the march toward greater privatization and top-down control of every aspect of our lives from public spaces to education, prisons, health care, resources … Continue reading