‘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.
Papandreou Weighs Legal Action Against US Banks for Role in Greek Crisis Posted: 15 May 2010 10:56 PM PDT At first blush, Greece’s prime minister George Papandreou statement that he is looking into litigation against banks that worsened the country’s financial woes sounds like pandering to his electorate. From Bloomberg: Papandreou said [...]
ABA Argues That Black Is White and Must Stay That Way Agreeing on the Problem Thinking About Financial Reform ABA Argues That Black Is White and Must Stay That Way Posted: 17 May 2010 08:49 AM PDT By James Kwak I wasn’t sure if I was going to write about the Whitehouse Amendment, which would allow states to regulate the interest [...]
More Good Sense From Yves Smith, - Ed. Posted: 14 May 2010 09:47 PM PDT Most of the major figures in the financial crisis have had an “insert foot in mouth and chew” moment, although none have yet proven as memorable as Irving Fisher’s “Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.” less than a week before the [...]
Posted: 13 May 2010 02:54 AM PDT By Simon Johnson, co-author, “13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and The Next Financial Meltdown“ Update: link to Senator Kaufman’s speech yesterday Senator Ted Kaufman (D, DE) is best known these days for arguing that, as part of comprehensive financial reform efforts, our biggest banks need to be [...]
Bob is continuing to follow the progress of the Dodd Bill, the Goldman Sachs case and hearings regarding the financial crisis. In the new video below he talks about the hearings, financial regulation and SEC enforcement. He is also reading all of your responses so please continue to be in touch... Click here for the article...
The Senate just voted, 96-0, to audit the Federal Reserve. Soon, we will know what the Federal Reserve did with the trillions of dollars that it handed out during the financial crisis. (more…)
•On the Fat Fingered Trade and Market Freakout •We Speak on BNN About Market Upheaval, Financial Reform •Auerback: Yes, Virginia. There is a Difference Between Greece and the US •Guest Post: Fed Audit Deal Reached In Senate On the Fat Fingered Trade and Market Freakout Posted: 07 May 2010 12:27 AM PDT We’ll know in due [...]
Wow, we are sinking to new levels of idiocy now. The MSM would have you believe that the tremendous sell-off in the markets was just a trading error. If it was a trading error, then these markets SUCK! Are you telling me we put TRILLIONS of dollars, including our retirement savings, into a system that can be completely thrown into chaos because [...]
May 8 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is considering regulatory changes aimed at slowing stock trading during periods of cascading prices, even though the agency hasn’t yet concluded what caused this week’s market plunge, two people familiar with the matter said. Read more...
The Senate voted 61-33 yesterday against the so-called SAFE Banking Act, an amendment to the financial-reform bill that would have required the breakup of the megabanks. Read more...