Growing Our Common Wealth
​Commonomics USA envisions a world where a Commons-based economy creates economic and ecological security for all.

We educate and advocate for the reclamation of the Commons from predatory capitalism and privatization, and build model law and policies that establish sustainable, economically just systems based in the Commons.

We're known for being on the forefront of economic justice organizing and thought leadership solutions, particularly those involving any kind of banking. Read more on how we can help your organization develop more effective economic justice campaigns.
We also:
  • Provide Public Banking Workshops for people who have a role in public banking decision making. A comparison of public banks with private banks and credit unions is here.
  • Formed the Campaign for Postal Banking coalition with the four national postal unions.
  • Developed the legal framework for public banking and payments involving the cannabis industry.
  • Developed the American Commons board game.
  • Participated in the Federal Reserve System's Faster Payments Task Force (Spring, 2015 to 2017).

Want to Change Banking in the USA? Here's How You Can Participate:

​​Simply join our email list (see the bottom of this page) and you'll be a Friend of Public Banking! It's an excellent way to stay in touch with the campaign and participate when you can!
​​Become a Supporting Member of Commonomics USA for just $10/mo.
​​You will also be a Friend of Public Banking.
​​If you have a nonprofit organization that wishes to support and benefit ​from being a social media partner to the Friends of Public Banking, please consider the following:
  • ​​Your organization will be part of a scheduled rollout of free educational videos for sharing on social media 
  • Your organization will be named as a supporting social media partner for the Friends of Public Banking campaign
  • Your organization will be on the forefront of furthering economic justice
There are more media opportunities for our partners. Contact Marc Armstrong at for more information.

We Act with Perspective 

​Widespread myths about economics, especially capitalism and ‘free markets’ are a key source of bad policy, disempowerment of local communities, and the destruction of the Commons. We collect, disseminate and materialize stories that replace predatory capitalism with commonomics, a cooperative Commons-based economics.

We help articulate and create the new narrative. Our priorities include:
  • Ending privatization of the Commons.
  • Ending contrived scarcity due to austerity.
  • Ending the conflation of wealth with money.
  • Exposing classism and racism in policy.
  • Understanding the Commons as the fulfillment of security and human rights.
  • Furthering economic literacy and deliberation.
  • Localizing banking and other economic systems.
The answers to how these issues are addressed will dramatically impact you, your family, your community, and our nation, in years to come. Commonomics USA is doing its part in addressing them with deliberate actions that will further economic justice.