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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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Financial Reform Newsletter

Financial Reform Newsletter

Financial Reform Newsletter December 18, 2014 The 2008 financial crash caused the worst economy since the Great Depression of the 1930s, but the top 1% are doing very well: Last week's newsletter discussed yet another study showing how middle-class wealth has plummeted since the crash of 2008.  [...]

Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

Ellen Brown http://EllenBrown.com December 19, 2014 The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act last weekend.  Senator [...]

Re-design Quantitative Easing to Finance Sustainable Inclusive Future

“Ethical Markets agrees with this shift of QE from bailing out past mistakes to investing in sustainable inclusive societies as we track in our Green Transition Scoreboard®.”  ~ Hazel  Henderson, Editor   Introduction As real growth is absent in the economies of the Global West, both central bankers and politicians both [...]

FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND REPORT RANKS U.S. ELECTRIC UTILITY COMPANIES’ RENEWABLE ENERGY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE

BOSTON, MA (July 24, 2014) — As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares for July 29-Aug 1 listening sessions on its Clean Power Plan for existing power plants, a new report from Ceres and Clean Edge ranks the nation’s largest electric utilities and their local subsidiaries on their renewable energy sales and energy [...]

The Global Bankers’ Coup: Bail-In and the Shadowy Financial Stability Board

On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank requirement that risky derivatives be pushed into big-bank subsidiaries, leaving our deposits and pensions exposed to massive derivatives losses. The bill was vigorously challenged by Senator Elizabeth Warren; but the tide turned when Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorganChase, [...]

Yet More Evidence Of The Economic Wreckage Caused By The Financial Crash Of 2008

Yet More Evidence Of The Economic Wreckage Caused By The Financial Crash Of 2008

Financial Reform Newsletter December 11, 2014 Yet More Evidence Of The Economic Wreckage Caused By The Financial Crash Of 2008, Showing Why Everyone Has A big Stake In Financial Reform To  Prevent This From Happening Again, Which Is What Better Markets [...]

Healthy Markets: Working for transparency and trust

Healthy Markets: Working for transparency and trust

Healthy Markets: Bringing Transparency and Trust Back to Markets Healthy Markets is run by KOR Group LLC, dedicated to creating fairer, healthier markets that operate with total transparency and free from conflicts of interest. KOR Group believes that, despite many differences of opinion, we can all agree on some fundamental reforms. Our [...]

Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism

At the very moment of its ultimate triumph, capitalism will experience the most exquisite of deaths. This is the belief of political adviser and author Jeremy Rifkin, who argues the current economic system has become so successful at lowering the costs of production that it has created the very conditions for the destruction of the traditional [...]

Could falling oil prices spark a financial crisis?

Could falling oil prices spark a financial crisis? The oil and gas boom in the United States was made possible by the extensive credit afforded to drillers. Not only has financing come from company shareholders and traditional banks, but hundreds of billions of dollars have also come from junk-bond investors looking for high [...]

The Law Firm That Works with Oligarchs, Money Launderers, and Dictators

The Law Firm That Works with Oligarchs, Money Launderers, and Dictators

December 3, 2014   Top News Clips GFI in the News The Law Firm That Works with Oligarchs, Money Launderers, and Dictators VICE, December 3, 2014 By Ken Silverstein Next, I decided to try my luck in Las Vegas. Mossack Fonseca describes Nevada as "one of the best jurisdictions" in the United States to set up a company because of the [...]

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