CDFI Roundtable – Now in Baton Rouge!

Serving the Underserved: Building Alternative Financial Services  in Low-Income Communities    When:  April 15, 2015 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Westerfield Conference Center | 1800 S. Acadian Thruway  Baton Rouge, LA Cost:     $45 per person   The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, sponsored by …

The ECB’s Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments

The ECB’s Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments by Ellen Brown Remember when the infamous Goldman Sachs delivered a thinly-veiled threat to the Greek Parliament in December, warning them to elect a pro-austerity prime minister or risk having central bank liquidity cut off to their banks? (See January …

The hidden cost of freezing Russia out of finance

     The hidden cost of freezing Russia out of finance   By Gillian Tett – Financial Times   Instead of having one major cross-border payments system there could eventually be many   This week, a milestone was passed on the road of globalisation. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial …

GFI Welcomes Global Witness Report on “The Great Rip Off” from Anonymous Companies in America

September 30, 2014 Latest GFI Blogs Opportunity Knocks to Address Illicit Financial Flows The “Big Mo” in the Drive to Address Illicit Financial Flows Photographs from GFI and MIND’s Joint Conference in Rio de Janeiro China’s Illicit Outflows Were US$1.08 Trillion from 2002-2011 Voices from Delaware Are Speaking Out Against …

Public Banking Institute: New Web Site Launched / Symposium Tomorrow

Hi  – Check out our new web site – just in time for the Santa Fe symposium Saturday! Check Out Our New Website! After months of work, the new Public Banking Institute web site is finally LIVE. Click here to see it.  We have moved it to the Nationbuilder platform …

Broad group of public interest and labor organizations applaud the Dept. of Labor’s push to protect Americans’ retirement savings

Financial Reform Newsletter September 24, 2014   Broad group of public interest and labor organizations applaud the Dept. of Labor’s push to protect Americans’ retirement savings: Millions of hardworking Americans who have spent years saving for retirement are receiving financial guidance from professional advisers who are not obligated to act in …

Broad group of public interest and labor organizations applaud the Dept. of Labor’s push to protect Americans’ retirement savings:

Financial Reform Newsletter September 24, 2014   Broad group of public interest and labor organizations applaud the Dept. of Labor’s push to protect Americans’ retirement savings: Millions of hardworking Americans who have spent years saving for retirement are receiving financial guidance from professional advisers who are not obligated to act in …

Public Banking Goes Live Online!

Public Banking Goes Live Online! The Santa Fe Symposium – Banking on New Mexico – will be live streamed on the web this coming Saturday, September 27. Click here for the main session at 9:30 MDT. Click here for the side session at 10:25 MDT. If you are working on …

Preparing To Asset-strip Local Government? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules

In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks. Municipal bonds, long considered safe liquid investments, have been eliminated from the …