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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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Buying Up the Planet: Out-of-control Central Banks on a Corporate Buying Spree

Buying Up the Planet: Out-of-control Central Banks on a Corporate Buying Spree Posted on June 20, 2014 by Ellen Brown Finance is the new form of warfare – without the expense of a military overhead and an occupation against unwilling hosts. It is a competition in credit creation to buy foreign resources, real estate, public and privatized [...]

Robert Skidelsky on the economics curriculum

Robert Skidelsky on the economics curriculum

  New post on Real-World Economics Review Blog   Robert Skidelsky on the economics curriculum by merijnknibbe According to Brad deLong, 'the extremely wise Robert Skidelsky has an excellent rant against Anglo-Saxon economics departments', on Project Syndicate. First a Skidelsky [...]

Brad Katsuyama on Conflicts of Interest, Investor Loss of Confidence, and High Speed Trading in U.S. Stock Markets

Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs by Bradley Katsuyama, President and CEO, IEX Group, Inc.   EXCERPT   Committee Ask: Address conflicts of interest affecting brokers charged with seeking best execution of customer orders, including [...]

Conflicts of Interest, Investor Loss of Confidence, and High Speed Trading in U.S. Stock Markets

Watch Brad Katsuyama, featured in Michael Lewis’ bestseller Flash Boys, discuss issues affecting the US equity markets, particularly conflicts of interest in pricing structure, market design and technology architecture, such as high-frequency trading.   Presented before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations June 17, 2014 [...]

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – The Tale of ‘Bitcoin Jesus’

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – The Tale of ‘Bitcoin Jesus’

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:   Someone Gets Fired at BNP Paribas Why Swiss Banks Can’t [...]

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Three Transformative Levers

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda:  Three Transformative Levers Written by Alvin Leong (LLM, JD), Fellow at the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies. He can be contacted at [email protected] First posted by Post2015.org, a site facilitated by the Overseas Development Institute. The co-chairs [...]

Other News – SEC Commissioner Kara Stein Declares War on SEC Chair Mary Jo White

Other News – SEC Commissioner Kara Stein Declares War on SEC Chair Mary Jo White

SEC Commissioner Kara Stein Declares War on SEC Chair Mary Jo White   Naked Capitalism*   A relatively new SEC Commissioner, Kara Stein, has decided to depart from the usual polite behavior regulatory overseers and is making noise about SEC decisions and policies that she finds to be dubious. The word most commonly [...]

Electronic Bulls, Bears and Pigs: Predicting the Next “Flash Crash”

By Hazel Henderson Remember the old Wall Street adage, “Bulls make money; bears make money; pigs go broke!”? Today, not so much. Pigs often win, particularly those armed with computers and algorithms. Speed and complexity are the tools of those seeking alpha, hiring quants to create ever more complex derivatives and optimize mathematical [...]

AUSTERITY IS DESTROYING OUR NATION

 Dear Friends of the American Monetary Institute, AUSTERITY  IS   ATTACKING  THE   NATION The "austerity" budgets around the World are having exactly the intended effect - they are making people even more dependent on the immoral banking systems in place, thus increasing the power of the ruling financiers, and making it more difficult to [...]

How We Broke the Bank of England – Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (4/8)

How We Broke the Bank of England – Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (4/8)

The Real News Email Template     News Stories June 16, 2014 How We Broke the Bank of England - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (4/8) Mr. Johnson says, "I used to tell my dad, if I'm fortunate enough to see St. Peter [...]

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