‘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.
We are Proud to Recommend The Blue Economy by Dr. Gunter Pauli, a member of Ethical Markets distinguished Advisory Board. – Hazel Henderson, Ed.
THE BLUE ECONOMY By Gunter Pauli (*) TOKYO, Jun (IPS) The world is in need of a new economic model. Who doubts this while the debate on climate change decelerates and the temperature of the earth rises, along with unemployment and poverty levels. We have to search for solutions beyond the obvious and make quantum leaps. (more…)
From Ethical Markets Correspondent at the G-20 Summit, June 26-27 in Toronto, Canada June 28, 2010 - Toronto, Canada - On Sunday, world leaders converged in Toronto, Canada to find consensus on next steps towards ensuring “strong, sustainable, and balanced global growth”. Although a few important measures were agreed upon, the [...]
Posted: 26 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT By Simon Johnson While the financial reform negotiation process grinds to its meaningless conclusion, the real action lies elsewhere – in Jamie Dimon’s executive suite. Dimon, the head of JP Morgan Chase, is apparently seeking to (a) become more global, (b) move further into emerging markets, and (c) [...]
I want the word “reform” back. Between health care “reform” and financial services “reform,” Obama, his operatives, and media cheerleaders are trying to depict both initiatives as being far more salutary and far-reaching than they are. This abuse of language is yet another case of the Obama Adminsitration using branding to cover [...]
Insights from Ethical Markets Correspondent, Tim Nash at the G-20 - Ed. The big debate at the G20 so far seems to be a conflict of opinion about fiscal policy. On the one hand, you have countries who are worried that government deficits are creating debt overloads that are swarming budgets with interest payments. On the other hand, you [...]
“Chuck Prince” Is Going To Run This Bank (Into The Ground) Posted: 23 Jun 2010 03:51 AM PDT By Simon Johnson “Breaking up big banks would actually increase system risk” is a refrain heard from top administration officials, ever more vocal after they helped kill the Brown-Kaufman amendment (that would have limited the size and leverage [...]
ITUC OnLine – ITUC Congress debates global employment crisis and the call for stronger regulations of the financial sector
INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine ITUC Congress debates global employment crisis and the call for stronger regulations of the financial sector. Vancouver, 23 June 2010: As the ITUC's Congress moved into its second day, the state of the world economy and the global employment crisis continued to be heavily debated. Leaders [...]
Paul Krugman For OMB Posted: 22 Jun 2010 09:13 AM PDT By Simon Johnson The president should nominate Paul Krugman to replace Peter Orszag as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). (Orszag resignation details are here.) We have previously reviewed Krugman’s outstanding qualifications for this (or any other top level) [...]
Dead On Arrival: Financial Reform Fails Posted: 21 Jun 2010 04:04 AM PDT By Simon Johnson The House-Senate reconciliation process is still underway and some details will still change. But the broad contours of “financial reform” are already completely clear; there are no last minute miracles at this level of politics. The new consumer [...]