Professor David McDonald (Global Development Studies) returns to Campus Beat to discuss Public Banks and Covid 19: Combatting the Pandemic with Public Finance, the groundbreaking follow-up to his co-edited collection Public Water and Covid: 19 Dark Clouds and Silver Linings.

In this episode, we learn about public banks and their significance and their role in relieving financial challenges for households, small businesses and even whole communities.  We learn more about what authors in this collection suggest about best practices and areas for improvement vis-a-vis response to the global pandemic and changes that might be made to make public banks more equitable, democratic and sustainable moving forward.