Book Review: Bailout, By Neil Barofsky

Like millions of Americans worried over their shrinking retirement funds, I relied on www.sigtarp.gov to find the truth about where our tax dollars were going and to whom. Author Neil Barofsky headed SIGTARP as Special Inspector General over TARP which Congress authorized and funded to keep track and oversee the original TARP …

Why Is It So Easy to Save the Banks – but So Hard to Save the Biosphere?

We at Ethical Markets Agree with Monbiot!  Hat tip to our colleague, Paul H. Ray, – Editor Climate change crisis is accelerating, and the nations of the world are dragging their feet at what ought to be climate action conferences, so we are falling ever farther behind. Why? It appears …

How the Bailout Killed Local Lending — And How Some States Hope to Bring It Back

How the Bailout Killed Local Lending — And How Some States Hope to Bring It Back Ellen Brown June 27, 2011 http://WebofDebt.com/articles “Wall Street banks have cut back on small business lending… [by] more than double the cutback in overall lending.… [Small business] options just keep disappearing.” -Elizabeth Warren, Chair …

Rethinking Finance: Good Servant, Bad Master

Hazel Henderson is teaching again at Schumacher College for their course “Rethinking Finance: Good Servant, Bad Master?” with Ethical Markets Advisory Board members Tessa Tennant and Ann Pettifor, as well as Nathalie Buschor, Mark Burton and Julie Richardson. Reforming finance is still urgent globally. For example, in the US, the …

Four PKA pension funds merged into single €4.4bn scheme

Four PKA pension funds merged into single €4.4bn scheme Four of eight funds administered by Denmark’s PKA have now formed Health Professionals’ Pension Fund. 04/05/11 Hermes Pension Management to offer ‘internal consultancy’ EFRP questions Commission’s Call for Advice on IORPs Aba head questions importance of cross-border pensions Industry must represent …

Does The U.S. Really Have A Fiscal Crisis?

A publication from Baseline Scenario Does The U.S. Really Have A Fiscal Crisis? Posted: 24 Feb 2011 05:09 AM PST By Simon Johnson The United States faces some serious medium-term fiscal issues, but by any standard measure it does not face an immediate fiscal crisis. Overindebted countries typically have a …