Banking on the Locals

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Animation: Well-Being in the New Economy

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Banking on the Locals

Banking on the Locals

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A bank cultivates prosperity by lending locally and giving profits back.

Economist Editor: Think Long-Term

Economist Editor: Think Long-Term

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US Editor of The Economist says fix captialism by ending obesession with stock values.

Industrial-sized Co-ops?

Industrial-sized Co-ops?

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Worker-owned cooperatives - with lofty goals - are on the rise and scaling up.


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Host David Brancaccio travels to North Dakota to see how Bremer Bank, a for-profit bank with over a hundred branches in the region, has built and banked local prosperity while some other banks were imploding or collecting hand-outs. Ninety-two percent of the bank is owned by Bremer's own charity - which in turn gives the profits back to the community as grants.

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