Ralph Nader and historian Chris Shaw talk postal banking


Chris W. Shaw is an author, historian, and policy analyst who has written one of the best books about the post office, Preserving the People’s Post Office (available online here).  The book has a great introduction by Ralph Nader, for whom Shaw worked at the Center for Responsive Law.

Shaw has written a new book entitled Money, Power, and the People: The American Struggle to Make Banking Democratic, and last week Shaw was interviewed about the book by Nader on his radio show.   One of the main topics they discuss is postal banking and the prospects for it making a comeback.

You can listen to the interview on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour here.  The discussion of postal banking begins at about 18 minutes into the interview.  An excerpt from the book is available on the Laphan Quarterly here, and there’s a post about it on Save the Post Office here.