‘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.
Dear Friends of the American Monetary Institute, Three areas to discuss: * First, a report on the 9th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference by Jamie Walton. * Second, a link to our Google Group posting of a "Gem" of an article organized and written by first time conference participant, Nick Egnatz. * Third, an announcement that videos of [...]
"Kudos to Ethical Markets Advisory Board Ellen Brown for this wide reaching piece in the New York Times.” EMM Editor To ask whether public banks would interfere with free markets assumes that we have free markets, which we don’t. Banking is heavily subsidized and is monopolized by Wall Street, which has effectively “bought” Congress. [...]
By Ellie Winninghoff, member Ethical Markets Advisory Board Barrons, September 27, 2013 A new style of forestry fund is earning solid returns addressing one question: How do you profitably invest in a sustainably harvested forest--not just the wood in the trees but also in maintaining clean water, flood control, habitat for fish and [...]
Monday, September 30, 2013 #FTCDar2013 Preview: Why We’re Here Why Are Extractive Industries Prone to Corruption? (Part III) #FTCDar2013 Preview: How Europe can set the standard on anti-money laundering [...]
A documentary made about Money at the Burning Man Festival, which is based on a gift economy, can now be viewed online. Attendees use money to decorate a tree, making art of a money tree. Attendees put up their dollars, euros and more, many personalized with drawings and messages, and share their experiences around money.
We at Ethical Markets fully support restoring this savings bank function to our US Post Office and funding new infrastructure at no cost to taxpayers, as in many other countries in Europe and in Japan . - Hazel Henderson, editor What We Could Do with a Postal Savings Bank: Infrastructure that Doesn’t Cost Taxpayers a [...]
The Armageddon Looting Machine: The Looming Mass Destruction from Derivatives Posted on September 17, 2013 by Ellen Brown Increased regulation and low interest rates are driving lending from the regulated commercial banking system into the unregulated shadow banking system. The shadow banks, although free of government regulation, are [...]
Electrifying Africa–But at What Cost to Africans? Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs. By Elizabeth Bast, Emira Woods and Janet Redman, September 16, 2013. A liquefied natural [...]
September Newsletter Welcome to our September newsletter This month we launch our community engagement programme and give you the opportunity to "Turn Up Your Voice", Pauline interviews Lab community member Rafael [...]
GreenMoney Interviews: Hazel Henderson interviewed by GreenMoney’s founder Cliff Feigenbaum Introduction Welcome to the latest “GreenMoney Interviews.” For this issue I spoke with Dr. Hazel Henderson, a true icon and visionary in the world of corporate responsibility and ethical economies. Dr. Henderson is a [...]