Thomas M. Han­na is research direc­tor at The Democ­ra­cy Col­lab­o­ra­tive and author of Our Com­mon Wealth: The Return of Pub­lic Own­er­ship in the Unit­ed States. Adam Simp­son is a pro­gram asso­ciate at The Democ­ra­cy Col­lab­o­ra­tive where he hosts The Next Sys­tem Pod­cast. He is also a co-host of the pod­cast Future Left.
100 Years Ago, Farmers and Socialists Established the Country’s First Modern Public Bank
North Dakota's radical history carries valuable lessons for today's public banking movement.