‘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.
http://www.euractiv.com/en/financial-services/ngo-calls-barnier-reform-eu-financial-expert-groups/article-189035 "The European Commission should reform the way it takes advice on financial matters and it cannot do that without bringing about a deep change in its financial expert groups," Yiorgos Vassalos, a researcher at the Corporate Europe [...]
Mr. President, The signal from Massachusetts' special election is clear: a major course correction is required to move forward your agenda over the next three years. Read more on Huffington Post...
Yves Smith, knowledgeable Wall Street whistle-blower, hits the nail on the head again in her blog Naked Capitalism - Ed. Posted: 17 Jan 2010 11:27 PM PST The brazenness of the financial services industry knows no bounds. The latest sighting comes in the form of a leak (or a plant? of the fact that Securities Industry and Financial Markets [...]
by MARK ENGLER, The Nation January 15, 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. was working hard to get people to Washington, DC. But when he told an audience, "We are going to bring the tired, the poor, the huddled masses. We are going to bring those who have known long years of hurt and neglect.... We are coming to ask America to be true to the huge [...]
This past month has been one of seismic changes globally, and for the Green Economics Institute it has been most exciting. At the historic Copenhagen Climate Conference, we were pleased to lead an 11 person delegation, including the author of the Kyoto Protocol Carbon Trading itself, and have witnessed the impact of our new discipline at all [...]
The Real-World Economics Review Blog is holding polls is holding polls to determine the awarding of two prizes: * * The Ignoble Prize for Economics *, to be awarded to the three economists who contributed most to enabling the Global Financial Collapse (GFC), and * * The Noble Prize for Economics *, to be awarded to the three economists who [...]
For Immediate Release The Real-World Economics Review Blog is holding polls to determine the awarding of two prizes: * * The Ignoble Prize for Economics * , to be awarded to the three economists who contributed most to enabling the Global Financial Collapse (GFC), and * * The Noble Prize for Economics * , to be awarded to the three economists [...]
Lessons Learned From The 1990s Posted: 31 Dec 2009 04:55 AM PST In the 1990s, the Clinton Administration amassed a great deal of experience fighting financial crises around the world. Some of the U.S. Treasury’s specific advice was controversial – e.g., pressing Korea to open its capital markets to foreign investors at the height of the [...]
Paul Volcker Picks Up A Bat Posted: 17 Dec 2009 04:15 AM PST For most the past 12 months, Paul Volcker was sitting on the policy sidelines. He had impressive sounding job titles – member of President Obama’s Transition Economic Advisory Board immediately after last November’s election, and quickly named to head the new Economic [...]
This blog: NAKED CAPITALISM, is from an ex-Wall Street whistle-blower. It's very fair and informative - Ed. “2010: Foreseeable and Unforeseeable Risks ~ The Room For Policy Error is Enormous” Posted: 28 Dec 2009 11:27 PM PST By John Bougearel, author of Riding the Storm Out and Director of Financial and Equity Research for Structural [...]