On Feb 8 2014, Randall Parr of Appleton, Maine came to WRFR community radio to discuss the concept of public banking.
Click here to listen to Parr's 50 minute interview with producer Ron Huber, as we discuss that and the evolution of banking over the millenia, and Parr answers questions from a caller - and with myself as a proxy reader, questions from Maine bankers!
Randall Parr is an economist and data architechture consultant. A former naval officer, Parr has taught economics at colleges in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Parr was instrumental in bringing a public banking proposal, LD 1508 An Act To Create a Public State Bankbefore the Maine legislature in 2013
In an op-ed later that year, following the bill's defeat, Parr wrote that
With that bill down, what next? Listen and find out.