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: …

Break Bank of America up: Keep only the Retail operation!

Three Questions For The Financial Stability Oversight Council Posted: 03 Sep 2011 04:16 AM PDT By Simon Johnson The Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation of 2010 created a Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), with the task of taking an integrated view of risks in and around the U.S. financial sector. The …

Join us in Washington, DC for SIF 2011 Responsible Investing: Impact and Innovation on June 9-10

We realize that you have many events competing for your time and money. We believe our national conference, Responsible Investing: Impact & Innovation, will hold tremendous value for you as an attendee, from networking opportunities to content. Let’s talk about networking first. The Social Investment Forum (SIF), the host for …

A Healthy Financial System Cannot Be Built On The Expectation Of Bailouts

A publication from Baseline Scenario A Healthy Financial System Cannot Be Built On The Expectation Of Bailouts Posted: 05 Mar 2011 06:43 AM PST By Simon Johnson. Testimony submitted to the Congressional Oversight Panel, ?Hearing on the TARP?s Impact on Financial Stability,? Friday, March 4, 2011. I. Summary 1) The …

Fiscal Austerity and “Third World America”

By Simon Johnson My testimony to the Senate Budget Committee on these issues is available here: http://baselinescenario.com/2010/08/05/its-hard-to-take-the-fiscal-hawks-seriously/. There are three main views of the financial crisis and recession of 2008-9. In the first two views, the debate over the fiscal deficit is quite separate from what happened in the crisis. …