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‘Reforming Global Finance’

News, opinion, proposals for reforming finance at global and national levels. Tracks new laws to curb speculative finance, transaction taxes and how financiers caused the collapse of 2008-9. News on monetary-systems reform of the Federal Reserve, IMF, World Bank, BIS and central banks.

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Environmental Audit – Ninth Report

Environmental Audit - Ninth Report Environmental risks of the Trans-Altantic Trade & Investment Partnership Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 4 March 2015. LINK

Transatlantic trade deal must not dilute environmental safeguards

Environmental Audit Committee publishes its report on the environmental risks of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment partnership (TTIP) Report: Environmental risks of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment partnership Report: Environmental risks of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment partnership (PDF) Inquiry: [...]

The ECB’s Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments

The ECB’s Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments by Ellen Brown Remember when the infamous Goldman Sachs delivered a thinly-veiled threat to the Greek Parliament in December, warning them to elect a pro-austerity prime minister or risk having central bank liquidity cut off to their banks? (See January 6th post here.) It [...]

Financial Reform Newsletter: Might there be accountability of a senior executive at a “too big to fail” bank?

Financial Reform Newsletter: Might there be accountability of a senior executive at a “too big to fail” bank?

Financial Reform Newsletter March 13, 2015 Might there be accountability of a senior executive at a "too big to fail" bank?  First, let's remember that "too big to fail" is shorthand for too big, too complex, too opaque, too leveraged, too interconnected, [...]

Better Markets fights for financial reform from Brussels to Washington, DC:

Better Markets fights for financial reform from Brussels to Washington, DC:

Financial Reform Newsletter March 04, 2015   President & CEO Dennis Kelleher talking with European Commissioner Jonathan Hill Ambassador of the EU to the US David [...]

How the financial system drains the Brazilian economy: overview

  How the financial system drains the Brazilian economy: overview Ladislau Dowbor 1 March 2015 The numbers are quite clear. In Brazil, credit represents about 60% of GDP. Therefore, it is important to understand the origin and destination of this mass of resources. The different parts of the system are well known, what we have done [...]

Financial Reform Newsletter: Protecting Americans’ retirement savings, security and dignity:

Financial Reform Newsletter: Protecting Americans’ retirement savings, security and dignity:

Financial Reform Newsletter February 25, 2015   Photo: White House Tumblr Protecting Americans' retirement savings, security and dignity: President Obama, joined by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker, Rep. John Delaney and other leaders, [...]

Public Banking Institue Former Goldman Insider Endorses Public Banks

Public Banking Institue Former Goldman Insider Endorses Public Banks

Former Goldman Insider Endorses Public Banks The Banking on Colorado event a few weeks ago was a great success, and even if you have read articles or books by Nomi Prins, you really have to watch this video of her rousing keynote address. It was truly remarkable to see a former Goldman Sachs insider heaping praise on public banking, [...]

Better Markets: Don’t Believe the False Spin on DOL’s Effort to Protect Americans’ Retirement Security

Better Markets: Don’t Believe the False Spin on DOL’s Effort to Protect Americans’ Retirement Security

Don't Believe the False Spin on DOL's Effort to Protect Americans' Retirement Security February 23, 2015 The Department of Labor is expected to soon take a major step forward in protecting workers and retirees by requiring anyone who provides retirement [...]

Other News: Economic Growth Is Not Enough

Other News: Economic Growth Is Not Enough

Economic Growth Is Not Enough   Analysis by Jessica Faieta*   NEW YORK, Feb 23 2015 (IPS) - Recent new data show a worrying picture of Latin America and the Caribbean. Income poverty reduction has stagnated and the number of poor has risen — for the first time in a decade — according to recent figures from the [...]

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