Why Banks Aren’t Lending: The Silent Liquidity Squeeze

Why Banks Aren’t Lending: The Silent Liquidity Squeeze Ellen Brown July 15, 2011 http://WebofDebt.com/articles Why aren’t banks lending to local businesses? The Fed’s decision to pay interest on $1.6 trillion in “excess” reserves is a chief suspect. Where did all the jobs go? Small and medium-sized businesses are the major …

How the Bailout Killed Local Lending — And How Some States Hope to Bring It Back

How the Bailout Killed Local Lending — And How Some States Hope to Bring It Back Ellen Brown June 27, 2011 http://WebofDebt.com/articles “Wall Street banks have cut back on small business lending… [by] more than double the cutback in overall lending.… [Small business] options just keep disappearing.” -Elizabeth Warren, Chair …

Where are the green businesses? Report from UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19)

Where are the green businesses? Report from UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19) By Martha Shaw Much of the action at the CSD-19 takes place in informal discussions in the United Nations Lawn Building’s Vienna Café, its lounge areas and during the various side events. Because the CSD-19 is concentrating …