Even the Council on Foreign Relations Is Saying It: Time to Rain Money on Main Street

Posted on September 1, 2014 by Ellen Brown You can always count on Americans to do the right thing, after they’ve tried everything else.                      —Winston Churchill When an article appears in Foreign Affairs, the mouthpiece of the policy-setting Council on Foreign Relations, recommending …

BETTER MARKETS: Attention on the 4th anniversary of the landmark Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) resumes

Financial Reform Newsletter July 23, 2014     Attention on the 4th anniversary of the landmark Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) resumes: Better Markets’ new poll on voters’ unhappiness with the pace and extent of financial reform continues to get broad coverage: Check out this terrific editorial by Bloomberg News on …

Direct Public Offering (DPO) Boot Camp #2!

April 2014 IN THIS ISSUE CEC News Blog Roll Client News Upcoming Events News  Direct Public Offering (DPO) Boot Camp #2! Participants in the 2nd DPO boot camp talk about securities in the first class.  After the success of our inaugural DPO boot camp that ended in February, we’re proud …

BETTER MARKETS: Financial Reform Newsletter

  Financial Reform Newsletter July 10, 2014 As the media reports that more Wall Street settlements are coming, Better Markets continues to fight for accountability on Wall Street and at the Justice Department, urging a federal court to require DOJ to tell the American people what JPMorgan Chase did in …

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 …

Financial Reform Newsletter :Another week, another too-big-to-fail bank pays billions to settle yet more claims for fraudulent and illegal conduct for contributing to the 2008 financial crash.

  Financial Reform Newsletter March 28, 2014   Another week, another too-big-to-fail bank pays billions to settle yet more claims for fraudulent and illegal conduct for contributing to the 2008 financial crash.  It was announced this week that Bank of America is paying $6.3 billion (and buying back an additional $3.2 billion …

DON’T MISS 60 Minutes Sunday night

  Sunday night, March 30th, 60 Minutes is doing a story on market structure, computer trading and Michael Lewis’s new book “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,” which is being released Monday.  This show (and the book) are highly anticipated and hopefully will jump start the long simmering, but largely dormant discussion …

Stemming the Transfer of Wealth from Main Street to Wall Street with Publicly-Owned Banks

Stemming the Transfer of Wealth from Main Street to Wall Street with Publicly-Owned Banks PBI Newsletter, November/December 2013 Stemming the Transfer of Wealth from Main Street to Wall Street with Publicly-Owned Banks From the Editor: As 2013 draws to a close, state, local, and federal governments are battling debt and interest …

CuttingEdgeX Has Officially Launched! Post-Recession, Making Main Street Investing Possible.

  Investment Crowdfunding for the 100% CuttingEdgeX, the Direct Public Offering marketplace, has gone live!  Direct Public Offerings are now online and more accessible than ever!   Direct Public Offerings (DPOs) are open to 100 percent of investors – from wealthy professional “accredited” investors to those who have never invested in anything before. …