[SFM Participants] Taking the nSFM debate to the mainstream media

Colleagues   I’ve recently had 2 opportunities to argue the case for sustainable markets in mainstream fora and I thought you might be interested to see them but also I wanted to raise a generic idea.   The first was a TV debate about financial reporting with the UK regulator, FRC …

IP&E – Industry welcomes IORP II despite concerns over risk-evaluation rules

  TODAY’S TOP STORIES Industry welcomes IORP II despite concerns over risk-evaluation rules Commentators voice concerns that risk-evaluation rules could lead to quantitative measures ‘through the back door’ IORP II to require assessment of environmental, resource risk of investments UK pensions industry cautiously welcomes charge-cap proposal Dutch schemes at risk …

Pulling Back the Curtain on the Wall Street Money Machine

Pulling Back the Curtain on the Wall Street Money Machine Ellen Brown December 7, 2011 http://WebofDebt.com/articles On November 27, Bloomberg News reported the results of its successful case to force the Federal Reserve to reveal the lending details of its 2008-09 bank bailout. Bloomberg reported that by March 2009, the …

Haldane/Madouros: What is the Contribution of the Financial Sector?

Haldane/Madouros: What is the Contribution of the Financial Sector? Posted: 22 Nov 2011 06:20 AM PST Yves here. Andrew Haldane is the most important thinker, bar none, on the financial services industry today. This piece by Haldane and Vasileios Madouros, a fellow member of the Financial Stability team at the …

World’s Wealthiest Richer than Before Credit Crunch!

hat tip to Barry Ritholtz! World Wealth Report reveals soaring numbers of rich individuals in Asia Pacific region – but slower growth in Britain We are not all in this together. The UK economy is flat, the US is weak and the Greek debt crisis, according to some commentators, is …

Wikileaks: Saudis Warned About Oil Speculators in 2007 and 2008

An article from Naked Capitalism Wikileaks: Saudis Warned About Oil Speculators in 2007 and 2008 Posted: 26 May 2011 08:32 PM PDT Kevin Hall of McClatchy wrote about Wikileaks releases showing that the Saudis were concerned about oil market speculation leading to unduly high prices in 2007 and 2008. In …

Will Big Oil and Oil Speculators Take the Enron Fall? Or will they continue to get away with highway robbery?

An Article from Greentech Media Will Big Oil and Oil Speculators Take the Enron Fall? Or will they continue to get away with highway robbery? By: Herman K. Trabish April 29, 2011 With a barrel of oil now above $112 and rising, the five major oil companies are announcing Q1 …

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 …