‘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.
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 [...]
THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010 Bob Monks: Financial Reform Bill is Tragic For Corporate Governance Congress missed the opportunity to effect real change on corporate governance issues, Bob said in new video this week. He talked about a range of issues including Delaware Law, the failure of the SEC to enforce regulations, and what political fallout we [...]
Don’t Forget The Kanjorski Amendment Posted: 14 Jun 2010 04:22 AM PDT By Simon Johnson Substantive discussion in the House-Senate financial reform reconciliation conference is focusing on the Lincoln amendment, with some back-and-forth on the Volcker Rule (as manifest in the Merkley-Levin amendment). The FT reports today that Paul Volcker [...]
VON/FROM: Peter Wahl Dear friends, The European Council, which is the summit of the European heads of state, today agreed today to introduce a bank levy in the EU and to advocate the FTT in the G20. As for the bank levy the details should be carefully assessed, whichopens the door for a lot of watering down. The FTT is conditioned to [...]
"Deficit Terrorists Strike in England -- U.S. Next?" http://www.webofdebt.com/articles/deficit_terrorists.php
Pressure from civil society for Financial Transaction Tax: 150,000 signatures from European Citizens to G20 in Toronto
One hundred fifty thousand signatures from European citizens in favor of a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) will be handed over to the G20 summit in Toronto, June 26-27, 2010. The signatures are the result of a campaign of NGOs in several European countries which started in February this year. Many signed petitions or a letter requesting the [...]
By Richard Johnson IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis PARIS (IDN) - The biggest economic story of our times is unfolding itself. In the new economic world we live in, countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America are providing the dynamism for future growth. Read more...
"Banks Profit from Near-zero Interest Rates: Another Reason for States to Own Their Own Banks" http://www.webofdebt.com/articles/banks_near.php
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