‘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.
By Simon Johnson My testimony to the Senate Budget Committee on these issues is available here: http://baselinescenario.com/2010/08/05/its-hard-to-take-the-fiscal-hawks-seriously/. There are three main views of the financial crisis and recession of 2008-9. In the first two views, the debate over the fiscal deficit is quite separate from what [...]
By Mario Osava IPS interviews Brazilian feminist ROSE MARIE MURARO RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 17, 2010 (IPS) - It is necessary to move from a "masculine" economy based on competition and a win-lose mentality to a "feminine" win-win economy based on the concept of collaboration, says writer Rose Marie Muraro, one of the pioneers of Brazil's feminist [...]
Hint: it’s not Republicans. Social Security remains one of the greatest achievements of the Democratic Party since its creation 75 years ago. Although Republicans have historically fulminated against the program (Ronald Reagan once likened it as something akin to “socialism”), they have actually made little headway in touching this sacred [...]
She's our watchdog, our spokeswoman, Main Street 's woman in Washington , DC . Now, we're helping Elizabeth Warren earn one more title: first director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Professor Warren has been fighting on behalf of consumers for decades, and her dedication to the cause coupled with her experience, her [...]
Ellen Brown August 13, 2010 www.webofdebt.com/articles In a Newsweek article a year ago called "Too Big to Jail: Why Prosecutors Won’t Hit Wall Street Hard in the Subprime Scandal," Michael Hirsch wrote that we were unlikely to see trials and convictions today like those seen in the savings and loan scandals of the 1980s, because fraud and [...]
Shareholders and Pension Fund Trustees Should read THE FUTURE OF FINANCE from the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Dysfunctional Finance: Fix the principal-agent Problem!
July 19th, 2010 Spotlight: The European Commission could pull the plug on shareholder engagement unless owners step up Click here to read the newsletter.
"GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT INDICATOR GAINING TRACTION WORLDWIDE, we congratulate our longtime colleague, Mathis Wackernagel, featured on our TV series in "Redefining Success!" - Hazel Henderson, Ed. This past year has been one of the most exciting in Global Footprint Network’s history. Seven years since our organization’s founding, our [...]
Delicious Overview of What's Wrong With Economics (hat tip to Paul Kedrosky)... Hazel Henderson The Great Mortification: Economists and the Crisis of 2007 http://paul.kedrosky.com/archives/2010/07/t_the_great_mor.html
Grantham: Everything You Need to Know About Global Warming in 5 Minutes Posted: 22 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT Jeremy G rantham, who has long had investments in Timber and Natural Resources, puts a surprising smackdown on the G lobal Warming denialist crowd. In the updated version of Bailout Nation, I specifically mention the same think tanks [...]
Banking Under the Dodd-Frank Act Posted: 22 Jul 2010 03:33 AM PDT By Simon Johnson President Obama’s signing of the financial reform bill yesterday does not end our intense debates over banking – rather it just moves them to a new sphere. Instead of arguing about legislation, the next arena is the action (and perhaps inaction) of [...]