GREENER INFORMATION AGE TRANSFORMING ENERGY, FINANCE AND OUR FUTURE

By Hazel Henderson © 2014 Much has been written about the disruptive shifts in many industrial sectors, from retailing, publishing, manufacturing, entertainment, medicine, law, architecture, transport and public services caused by computers, automation and the digital revolution. Since the robotization of automobile production in the 1960s, debates have raged over …

UN Member States Receive Report on Finance for Sustainable Development

Commentary by Hazel Henderson, Editor-in-Chief Good News from Mr. WU! The UN Report on Finance for Sustainable Development shows the global economics paradigm shifting: from today’s financial model of the global casino dominated by high-frequency trading and multi-trillions in derivative positions far exceeding the real world economy’s GDP – to …

Speed and Efficiency Becoming False Goals in Financial Markets

Speed and Efficiency Becoming False Goals in Financial Markets Wall Street’s high-frequency trading (HFT) controversies reveal the damage it does to longer-term values essential to all markets. But reform is in the works. Submitted by: Hazel Henderson By Hazel HendersonMisgivings were raised in 2012 by Sal Arnuk and Joe Saluzzi …

Financial Reform Newsletter – April 16, 2014 – Financial Reform, the SEC and Better Markets Winning in the Courts.

    Financial Reform Newsletter April 16, 2014 Financial Reform, the SEC and Better Markets Winning in the Courts. Wall Street’s too-dangerous-to-fail banks and their many allies have been trying to kill, gut or weaken financial reform by filing numerous lawsuits claiming that every rule must be subjected to what …

Fighting Wall Street in the rulemaking process to protect Main Street.

  Financial Reform Newsletter April 3, 2014 Fighting Wall Street in the rulemaking process to protect Main Street. A funny thing happened on the way to preventing another financial crash and more wall street bailouts.  It’s called the rulemaking process, which is required to implement much of the financial reform law …

PRICE DISCOVERY, MARKET COMPLETION AND OTHER FANTASIES OF ECONOMISTS

PRICE DISCOVERY, MARKET COMPLETION AND OTHER FANTASIES OF ECONOMISTS By Hazel Henderson © 2013, for IPS Syndication Service While debating a high frequency trader (HFT) recently, I encountered the familiar rationalizations that HFT contributes to liquidity and price discovery in markets.  Assertions about liquidity are hard to justify after the …

HFT: In Search of the Truth

Most studies on the impact of high-frequency trading on market quality include at least one fatal flaw. But the truth is out there. Statistics is a funny field – you can generally construct well-reasoned, well-supported arguments on both sides of an issue. I have found a paucity of independent, objective …