Is Economics A Form Of Brain Damage?

Is Economics A Form Of Brain Damage? Scientific findings counter prevailing economic theories about what motivates consumers. Submitted by: Hazel Henderson Posted: May 03, 2012 – 10:11 AM EST   By Hazel Henderson The science is in and the answer is YES! I have used this phrase — “economics as …

Meet the Financial Wizards Working With Occupy Wall Street

Meet the Financial Wizards Working With Occupy Wall Street The bankers, quants, and hedge fund gurus who want to reform our financial system—by helping OWS kick ass. —By Josh Harkinson | Tue Dec. 13, 2011 3:00 AM PST 86 Cathy O’NeilCathy O’Neil, a participant in the Alternative Banking Group Josh …

ITUC OnLine – Financial Stability Board Must Deliver on G20’s Action Plan

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 001/100112 Financial Stability Board Must Deliver on G20’s Action Plan As the first 2012 plenary of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) meets in Basel, international trade union organisations have submitted their priorities for the FSB. “The FSB’s Action plan for financial reforms has hit …

New issue of newsletter on EU financial reform

Editorial: The failure of financial reforms through undemocratic means Just before the G-20 Summit on 3-4 November 2011 in Cannes, the global financial system was once again at a state of crisis. Serious and escalating problems are coming from the Eurozone and European banks that own bonds from heavily indebted …

Quelle Surprise! Geithner Gutting Dodd Frank via Intent to Exempt Foreign Exchange –

A publication from Naked Capitalism I have mixed feelings about an article by Robert Kuttner, “Blowing a Hole in Dodd-Frank.” On the one hand, he’s found an important example of the Administration’s lack of interest in meaningful financial reforms, which is its intent to exempt foreign exchange derivatives from the …