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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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Reforming Money and Banking: Keys to Debt and Jubilee

In the face of economic instability, the last thing we need is austerity. We need to consider creative solutions—like Jubilee, public banking policies, and currency reform—that take into account the complexity of the environment, the nature of money itself, and the possibility for social innovation. The structural instabilities of [...]

Larry Summers and Ed Balls on Income Inequality

C-Span, Jan. 15, 2015 Larry Summers and Ed Balls, chairs of the Inclusive Prosperity Commission (IPC), spoke about a report released by the IPC aimed at reinvigorating the middle class and reducing income inequality.?They were joined by former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and lawmakers from Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and [...]

Christine Lagarde on Global Economy

C-SPAN, January 15, 2015 Christine Lagarde spoke about her predictions for the global economy in 2015 and the potential impact on the International Monetary Fund’s 188 member countries.?She said to look at low oil prices and a recovering U.S. economy as a sign that things are improving in the global economy.?She argued that high debt and high [...]

Dangerous delusions in Davos

Dangerous delusions in Davos

This week, 1,500 business leaders and 40 heads of state are meeting in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum. They will be discussing how big business can help improve the state of the world – in their own best interests. The rhetoric from Davos is so deeply engrained in society that it can be difficult to challenge the [...]

Latest Inquiry Report – Pathways to Scale

Ethical Markets , as a participant in this important Inquiry, fully endorses these latest findings.  ~Hazel Henderson, Editor   We thought that you would be interested to see the UNEP Inquiry's latest report, Pathways to Scale, which is to be released in Davos this coming week. The report is attached, and can also be downloaded from [...]

“Legitimacy” in the Banking Sector

A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYZING THE QUALITY OF STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS Earnings and valuation uncertainty – In a post global financial crisis world, investors are questioning long-term earnings and valuation prospects for the banking sector. Tougher regulation, particularly on capital, liquidity and structure, are exerting pressure on the [...]

Disrupting Davos

Davos is with us again. Thousands of people will scale the magic mountain and debate the world's most gripping challenges, protected by an equal if not greater number of Swiss military and police. Disrupting Davos used to be an annual sport, with protesters playing cat and mouse with the event's attentive security. Today, disruption has waned [...]

yond Wall Street: the encouraging growth of new financial models

By Rosalinda Sanquiche, The Guardian, 14 January 2015 The term circular economy may be new to finance, but the concept is not. The circular economy has caught on in large part because of the need to eliminate waste, where the breakdown of one system leads to the creation of another. Hazel Henderson, futurist, economist and president and [...]

2015 Report From Inclusive Prosperity Commission

Center for American Progress Releases New Report From Inclusive Prosperity Commission That Offers Bold New Prescriptions to Reinvigorate Middle Class and Reduce Growing Income Inequality January 15, 2015 New report from Inclusive Prosperity Commission, transatlantic group convened by the Center for American Progress, will present policy [...]

Financial Reform Newsletter – January 09, 2015 – Again, why Silicon Valley (and all of corporate America more broadly) needs to care about what’s going on with Wall Street:

Financial Reform Newsletter – January 09, 2015 – Again, why Silicon Valley (and  all of corporate America more broadly) needs to care about what’s going on with Wall Street:

Financial Reform Newsletter January 9, 2015 Welcome to 2015!  Many have asked what was in the news over the holidays that they might have missed, but would want to know.  Here are some highlights:   Again, why Silicon Valley (and  all of corporate [...]

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