Other News: Financial reform: Call to arms

Financial reform: Call to arms   By Martin Wolf – Financial Times   Post-crisis efforts to bolster economies and create safer banks have only preserved a flawed system   The financial crises and the years of economic malaise that followed represent profound failures of the economy and of policy. Above …

The World Future Council and the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung are organising an international workshop on “A Mandatory Approval of Financial Instruments”

The World Future Council and the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung are organising an international workshop on   A Mandatory Approval of Financial Instruments (Finance TÜV)   September 22nd/23rd  2014   Venue: EU Office Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Rue du Taciturne 38 1000 Brussels.   Complex financial instruments increase levels of opacity – …

Suitpossum: Post-crisis Adventures in Financial Subversion

Suitpossum: Post-crisis Adventures in Financial Subversion LSFA: Building a financial hackerspace in 3 phases Posted: 30 Mar 2014 03:41 PM PDT     Over the last 5 years I’ve been working on ways to break down the oppressive wall of mystique that shrouds global finance, and to experiment with methods …

Suitpossum: Post-crisis Adventures in Financial Subversion

Suitpossum: Post-crisis Adventures in Financial Subversion Seedbombing: Applying the Principles of Permaculture to Finance Posted: 15 Dec 2013 05:55 AM PST I originally wrote this article for Transition Free Press Edition 4. It’s published under a Creative Commons licence (see side panel for details) Finance, even in its most high-tech formulations, …

Review Of ‘The Energy Of Nations’ By Jeremy Leggett

The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance   Banks and financial sector firms are still held in low repute by public opinion in many countries. Taxpayers and retail investors along with average citizens still distrust stock markets, high frequency trading and resent their banks, brokers and …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: Russia’s offshore cash switches seas in search of a new tax haven

  Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Interactions between Small- and Large-Scale Corruption in China Increasing [Amicable] Cooperation on Offshore Tax Evasion Income Inequality, Wealth, and Illicit Financial Flows in Asia Taxcast Episode 19: July 2013 Looking Forward: Poverty in 2015 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Communique Released Clips Tax …

Book Review: The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money

The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money By Brett Scott, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013   Popular anger against the financial system has never been higher, yet the practical workings of the system remain opaque to many people. The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance aims to bridge the gap between …

CSRwire News Alert – Social Entrepreneurship: Reach vs. Scale … And, Don’t Let Them Tax Wall Street?

Daily News Alert   How To Make A Million Dollars An Hour, Step 11: Don’t Let Them Tax Wall Street! “Who would have thought that kindly, caring nurses could stand in the way of you making it into the million an hour club?” You want to make a million dollars …

WIRED Money: A unique opportunity to meet those reinventing and reimagining the financial sector

A unique opportunity to meet those reinventing and reimagining the financial sector A conference in partnership with @TheFinanceLab Join us at the WIRED Money conference on July 1 and listen to the world’s finest minds transforming the most disruptive sector of 2013: money, banking and finance.   The Finance Innovation Lab 10% DISCOUNT Enter …