Postal Banking: An old solution to a new problem (video)

Published on Mar 30, 2016
Today, 40 million Americans do not have access to basic financial services. In this talk, Mehrsa Baradaran, author of “How the Other Half Banks,” envisions a new take on an old banking system and a solution for America’s banking deserts.

Mehrsa Baradaran has been is an associate professor at Georgia Law since 2012. Previously, she taught at Brigham Young University, where she was named Professor of the Year by the Student Bar Association. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, she went on to study law at NYU, where she was an Academic Research Fellow at served as a member of the New York University Law Review. Baradaran’s book How the Other Half Banks received significant media coverage and has been featured in The New York Times among other national and international news outlets.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


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