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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.

Relates to: SRI, Transforming Finance, Beyond GDP, Community Development Solutions, Reports You Need, EthicalMarkets.tv

Swimming with the Sharks: Goldman Sachs, School Districts, and Capital Appreciation Bonds

Swimming with the Sharks: Goldman Sachs, School Districts, and Capital Appreciation Bonds   Ellen Brown February 20, 2015 http://EllenBrown.com The fliers touted new ballfields, science labs and modern classrooms. They didn't mention the crushing debt or the investment bank that stood to make millions.   -- [...]

Better Markets: Better Markets’ CEO takes on the propaganda machine of Wall Street’s too big to fail banks

Better Markets: Better Markets’ CEO takes on the propaganda machine of Wall Street’s too big to fail banks

Financial Reform Newsletter February 20, 2015 MUST SEE TV: Better Markets' CEO takes on the propaganda machine of Wall Street's too big to fail banks and the pollution of the public debate:  One of the unfortunate things about Washington DC policy debates is [...]

How Adam Smith And Charles Darwin Were Hijacked

US Congress Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a conference at the Brookings Institution lectured her audience of policy wonks. She chided slavish followers of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations(1776) who had never bothered to read his other book The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) which covers the rest of his description of human behavior: our [...]

Feedblitz: Utopians are ruining everything

Feedblitz: Utopians are ruining everything

    "P2P Foundation" - 4 new articles Utopians are ruining everything Tech-Bros Want To Remake Your World In Their Image «Selling out» is a misnomer: How communities are transformed from making the sale The New Greek Government Endorses Commons-Based, Peer Production [...]

Better Markets: Economic Growth/Jobs AND Financial Stability/Security

Better Markets: Economic Growth/Jobs AND Financial Stability/Security

Financial Reform Newsletter February 13, 2015     Economic Growth/Jobs AND Financial Stability/Security  Last week Better Markets participated in a conference hosted by its partner and sister organization Finance Watch in Brussels. President [...]

Physicist warns of problems with speeding up financial markets

Author, physicist and former editor, Mark Buchanan outlines technical issues with the global financial trading markets in a comment piece he has written for the journal Nature, where he suggests that more thought should be put into how the system evolves in the future because problems with it could cause very serious worldwide economic [...]

The current financial system jams Brazil’s economic development

The current financial system jams Brazil’s economic development

This ground-breaking examination by our esteemed Advisory Board member, Dr. Ladislau Dowbor, of the financialization of Brazil' economy is chilling. Yet, it is so well documented that we at Ethical Markets Media hope to help stir further efforts to expose the practices of the global banks who charge such outrageous interest rates to Brazilian [...]

Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks: Unfair Competition or a Better Mousetrap?

Posted on February 10, 2015 by Ellen Brown Public banks in North Dakota, Germany and Switzerland have been shown to outperform their private counterparts. Under the TPP and TTIP, however, publicly-owned banks on both sides of the oceans might wind up getting sued for unfair competition because they have advantages not available to private [...]

KOR Group Forms Quantitative Advisory Board to Help Answer Difficult Questions around Best Execution

KOR Group Forms Quantitative Advisory Board to Help Answer Difficult Questions around Best Execution

KOR Group Forms Quantitative Advisory Board to Help Answer Difficult Questions around Best Execution Board Made Up of Academics, Buy- and Sell-Side Professionals and Financial Services Industry Thought Leaders ·           The QAB will be at the forefront for defining new and improved metrics for best execution [...]

A Grexit might be what everyone really wants – so what if Greece walks?

A Grexit might be what everyone really wants – so what if Greece walks?

10 February, 2015 A Grexit might be what everyone really wants – so what if Greece walks?   From John Stepek, across the river from the City   Dear Hazel Henderson, Back in 2012, I’ll admit that I fully expected greece to leave the eurozone. The way I saw it, if greece voted for Syriza (who were explicitly [...]

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