You Can’t Taper a Ponzi Scheme: Time to Reboot

One thing to be said for the women now heading the Federal Reserve and the IMF: compared to some of their predecessors, they are refreshingly honest. The Wall Street Journal reported on July 2nd: Two of the world’s most powerful women of finance sat down for a lengthy discussion Wednesday on the …

Financial Reform Newsletter: President Obama signing the historic financial reform law

On the eve of the 4th anniversary of President Obama signing the historic financial reform law, Better Markets released a national poll of likely 2014 voters to gauge their opinion of Wall Street, big banks and what leaders in Washington, D.C. are doing to protect them from another financial crash: What …

BETTER MARKETS: Financial Reform Newsletter – “More Wall Street settlements are coming”

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 causing the 2008 Financial Crisis: Pushing forward with …

Waters Calls on Hensarling to Protect Investors, Fund SEC Exams

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                              July 11, 2014                                                                                                                                                                     Follow us on Twitter: @FSCDems                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Waters Calls on Hensarling to Protect Investors, Fund SEC Exams WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) “abysmal” number of annual investment advisor examinations, the top …

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 …

Duke Energy Directors Sued by Shareholders Over Coal Ash

Duke Energy Directors Sued by Shareholders Over Coal Ash By Sophia Pearson May 22, 2014 http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-05-22/duke-energy-shareholders-sue-ove r-coal-ash-cleanup-oversight-1 Duke Energy Corp. (DUK:US) shareholders accused the board of exposing the company to billions of dollars in liability by failing to clean up coal-ash ponds in North Carolina, setting up another legal challenge …

World First E-Waste Map Reveals National Volumes, International Flows

For release: 07:00 GMT Sunday December 15, 2013 The first “E-Waste World Map” has been created by UN organizations, industry, governments, non-government and science organizations through their “Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP)” initiative. By 2017, world volumes of end-of-life e-products is expected to be 33% higher than 2012 and weigh the …

Third Industrial Revolution News: China Announces an $82 billion Plan to Establish a Third Industrial Revolution Energy Internet Across the Country

  China Announces an $82 billion Plan to Establish a Third Industrial Revolution Energy Internet Across the Country Liu Zhenya, Chairman of the Chinese State Grid Corporation, lays out China’s ambitious plan to lead the world into the Third Industrial Revolution in an article titled “Smart Grid Hosting and Promoting the Third …

Disclosure of Payments for Federal and State Lobbying, Trade Associations and ALEC

Shareholder Initiative: More than 40 investors filed shareholder resolutions at 40 corporations asking them to report on lobbying expenditures, including indirect funding of lobbying through trade associations. 22 of these proposals are expected to go to a vote at annual stockholder meetings in Spring 2012. What the proposal asks for: …

The Ethics of Job Creation: Let’s Get Real!

By Hazel Henderson In the U.S., conceptual and political confusion over the issue of jobs was evidenced by wide disparities in claims over job creation, for example in the XL Pipeline case. Many politicians still claim that “the government can’t create jobs; only the private sector creates jobs.” The Government’s …