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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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Computerized Front Running: Another Goldman-Dominated Fraud

Ellen Brown www.webofdebt.com/articles April 24, 2010 While the SEC is busy investigating Goldman Sachs, it might want to look into another Goldman-dominated fraud: computerized front running using high-frequency trading programs. (more…)

The Nobel family dissociates itself from the economics prize

From Jorge Buzaglo On October 11th Peter Nobel, a lawyer and descendent of Alfred Nobel, issued a statement dissociating the Nobel family from the so called Nobel prize in economics.  Below is my translation of Nobel’s statement.  The Economics Prize in memory of Alfred Nobel should be criticised on two grounds. First, it is a Read more of [...]

RI News Alert Theme of the Month: Financial transaction taxes: the common sense approach

RI News Alert: › Twelve UK asset owners sign up to new Stewardship Code Features: Theme of the Month: Financial transaction taxes: the common sense approach ESG Headlines from IPE.com: › Swiss roundup: Complementa MBO, Swiss BVK scandal Conference Announcement: G20 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) International [...]

Financial Transaction Taxes: The Commonsense Approach by Hazel Henderson

For Responsible Investor, October 19th, 2010 Despite the special pleadings of high frequency traders (HFT), the SEC's initial report on the May 6, 2010, "flash crash" shows them as bogus. "Providing liquidity" claims for HFT turned out to be false – liquidity disappeared when needed. Price discovery was hampered by the additional "noise" of [...]

The Big Picture: Foreclosure Fraud – Systemic, Industrywide, Pervasive

Foreclosure Fraud: “Systemic, Industrywide, Pervasive” Bernanke QE2 Speech Word Cloud Banks (like Airlines) Have NEVER Made Money…

ITUC OnLine – Investing in quality public services – the best alternative to austerity cuts

Investing in quality public services – the best alternative to austerity cuts (Geneva, Switzerland), 15 October 2010 (ITUC OnLine): In the face of widespread cuts to public services, leaders of private and public sector trade unions, municipal governments and civil society groups have made the unprecedented joint commitment to work together to [...]

CSR Asia Weekly Vol.6 Week 41: Charity banquet by Gates and Buffett in Beijing

Charity banquet by Gates and Buffett in Beijing by Anita Wong A dinner banquet in a Beijing luxury hotel on 29 September sparked world attention as a group of Chinese millionaires and philanthropists were invited by US billionaires, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, to discuss philanthropy. The dinner theme was about attitudes to handling [...]

Another Coffin Nail in the Bank of Sweden’s Phony “Nobel” for Economics

Adding Insult to Injury: On the 2010 Bank of Sweden Economics Prize in Memory of Alfred Nobel by Yanis Varoufakis Imagine a world ravaged by a plague, and suppose that the year's Nobel Prize for Medicine is awarded to researchers whose whole career is based on the assumption that plagues are impossible. The world would have been outraged.  [...]

Where did our money go? The black hole of bank bail-outs

Where did our money go? The great banking black hole Last week nef's banking campaign delivered a stark warning about the state of the UK's financial system. Using Bank of England data, nefcalculated that the major lending banks could be demanding another bail-out in 2011. Their borrowing requirement is set to double next year to £25 billion a [...]

Many Important Stiries on The Big Picture, Thanks to Barry Ritholtz

Robot Traders of the NYSE Posted: 11 Oct 2010 02:59 PM PDT Source: Wall Street: The Speed Traders October 10, 2010 5:45 PM http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6945451n#ixzz125dskT1S (more…)

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