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 Looming Foreclosure Crisis: As the Fed Runs Out of Bullets, Local Governments Are Stepping In

Mortgage debt overhang from the housing bust has meant lack of middle-class spending power and consumer demand, preventing the economy from growing. The problem might be fixed by a new approach from the Fed. But if the Fed won’t act, counties will, as seen in the latest developments on eminent …

Smart Planet Weekly: Can we crowdfund gun control?

  SmartPlanet Weekly October 27, 2013 A members-only preview of our weekly magazine, delivered every Sunday.   From the Desk of … Gun control advocates in the U.S. haven’t made strides nationally in many years. Is it time for the crowd to try tackling gun violence locally? Plus, Chris Nelder is …

NewEnergyNews Daily Headlines: EFFICIENCY AND THE RECESSION CUT U.S. EMISSIONS, NOT NAT GAS

NewEnergyNews      Daily Headlines                                             http://www.NewEnergyNews.net/   TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, September 4: * TODAY’S STUDY: EFFICIENCY AND THE RECESSION CUT U.S. EMISSIONS, NOT NAT GAS * QUICK NEWS, September 4: TX COUNTY RAISES …

Sen. Warren’s big move taking on Big Banks

In less than two months, government student loan interest rates are set to double, and most politicians are turning a blind eye—except for Senator Elizabeth Warren.  Young people saddled with student loan debt have been hit hard enough by the recession. They’re struggling to find jobs and pay the rent—let alone stow …

How Congress Could Fix Its Budget Woes, Permanently

How Congress Could Fix Its Budget Woes, Permanently Ellen Brown http://WebofDebt.com/articles February 8, 2013   As Congress struggles through one budget crisis after another, it is becoming increasingly evident that austerity doesn’t work. We cannot possibly pay off a $16 trillion debt by tightening our belts, slashing public services, and …

Brazilian President Calls For Joint Efforts To Contain Consequences Of Global Economic Crisis

BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT CALLS FOR JOINT EFFORTS TO CONTAIN CONSEQUENCES OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS New York, Sep 25 2012 1:05PM One of the first world leaders to address the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate today, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called on countries to boost international efforts to tackle the global …

Recession, Sustainability & Money: The Hidden Variable

We can avoid future recessions by shifting the money paradigm from greed to good. By Hazel Henderson Recession to Austerity To More Recession The recession imposed by the financial debacle of 2007-2009 still plagues the world. The deeper reason lies in the murky secrets of money-creation and how financial sleight-of-hand …

May Day Statement–Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery

Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery It is more than five years since the financial crisis hit, followed rapidly by a larger economic crisis. This economic earthquake exposed the dangers of financialisation; of having the real economy subservient to finance; and of two decades of growing inequality. …