Matt Taibbi Keynotes National Public Banking Conference
April 2, 2013

For Immediate Release
Walt McRee
(267) 293-9244

Sonoma, CA -- Matt Taibbi, well-known investigative journalist for Rolling Stone magazine, author of five books and an outspoken critic of the national financial elite banking system, will address the second annual national conference of the Public Banking Institute being held at Dominican University in San Rafael, CA on June 2-4, 2013.

Taibbi will join hundreds of attendees from around the country who are meeting to address the ongoing development of a network of public banks at the state, county and municipal levels. Taibbi's landmark assessments of the intentionally fraudulent behaviors of the "Too-Big-To-Fail" banks have been instrumental in educating citizens about the hubris and scandals of the financial cartels that were able to receive bailouts at taxpayer expense.

Entitled "Funding the New Economy," the conference will address developments within the political/banking environment both nationally and internationally and introduce steps and strategies being taken on local levels to work through political and legal obstructions to establishing a public banking network.

Joining Taibbi as featured speakers will be Dr. Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative and noted author, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Member of the Icelandic Parliament, Dr. Ellen Hodgeson Brown, global expert on banking reform, author of 12 books and president of the Public Banking Institute and numerous other notable financial and economic experts.

More conference information is available at and

The Public Banking Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to the creation of a network of public bank nationwide and to citizen education. It is headquartered in Sonoma, CA

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