Resources on Postal Banking

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Government Reports

USPS OIG, The Road Ahead for Postal Financial Services (May 21, 2015) 

USPS OIG. Providing Non-Bank Financial Services for the Underserved  (Jan. 27, 2014)

USPS. “Postal Savings System”

Websites

Commonomics

Campaign for Postal Banking

Friends of Postal Banking

 

Books and Articles

Christopher Shaw.  Preserving the People’s Post Office: “Postal Savings” (chapter 13)

Mehrsa Baradaran.  It’s Time for Postal Banking (Harvard Law Review, Feb. 24, 2014)

Mehrsa Baradaran.  Postal Banking: A Lifesaver for America’s Poor (American Banker, Sept. 24, 2015)

 

News items

David Dayen, “Why turning the Postal Service into a bank isn’t nearly as ridiculous as it sounds,” Salon (May 27, 2015)

Judith Scherr, “U.S. Postal Service rejects idea of offering postal banking” Contra Costa Times (June 10, 2015)

“USPS calls IG postal banking report ‘misleading, incomplete’”, cuna.org (June 5, 2015)

Mehrsa Baradaran.  “The Post Office Banks on the Poor.”  NY Times (Feb. 7, 2014)

Matthew Yglesias. “How to Save the Post Office: Turn it into a bank.” (Slate)

Adam Levitin.  “Postal Banking: Maybe Not So Crazy After All” (American Banker)

Mehrsa Baradaran.  “A Short History of Postal Banking” (Slate)

John Nichols.  “Why We Need a Bank at the Post Office” (Nation)

Elizabeth Warren, Coming to a Post Office Near You: Loans You Can Trust, Huffington Post (Feb. 1, 2014)

Yes, People Would Bank At The Post Office – Forbes (Jul 17, 2014)

Post-office banking: Put your money where your mail is | The Economist (April 19, 2014)

The Postal Service Isnt a Bank – National Review

Postal banking: USPS can and should start offering financial services.  Slate (March 19, 2014)

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