Tax Dodging Jeopardizes Society at Home and Abroad

kristy Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

GFI in the News Tax Dodging Jeopardizes Society at Home and Abroad The Huffington Post, April 17, 2012 By Clark Gascoigne and Heather A. Lowe Highways, schools and law enforcement. Firefighters, courts and national security. These are just some of the many, essential public services that are funded by our …

Cameron Criticises European Financial Tax

kristy Reforming Global Finance, The Blog

Some news for you on the subject of developments in Europe concerning the financial transaction tax. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0c4fcda4-4843-11e1-941c-00144feabdc0.html#comment-1766626 … is an article in the Financial Times of 120126 — by Chris Giles in Davos, George Parker in London and Gerrit Wiesmann in Berlin – under the headline “Cameron criticises European financial …

A profound contradiction at the heart of climate change policy

kristy Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

December 8, 2011 8:25 pm A profound contradiction at the heart of climate change policy By Nicholas Stern As the negotiations at the UN climate change summit in Durban reach the critical stage, we must not overlook a fundamental contradiction between the way global fossil fuel reserves are evaluated and …

Economics Debunked: Chapter Two for Sixth Graders

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance

  Economics Debunked: Chapter Two for Sixth Graders Posted: 22 Sep 2011 01:35 AM PDT Readers gave high marks to Andrew Dittmer’s summary of a dense but very important paper by Claudio Borio and Piti Disyatat of the BIS and asked if he could produce more of the same. While Andrew, …

The Banking Emperor Has No Clothes

kristy Reforming Global Finance

An article from The Baseline Scenario The Banking Emperor Has No Clothes Posted: 09 Jun 2011 03:10 AM PDT By Simon Johnson In a major speech earlier this week to an American Bankers Association conference, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner laid out his view of what went wrong in the financial …

iToys Won’t Fix Asia & Can the Planet Support More Americas?

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‘The world population is projected to rise from 6.7 billion to 9 billion between now and 2050, and more and more of those people will want to live like Americans.’ Thomas L. Friedman and ‘Over time, I became increasingly preoccupied by what would happen if Asia were to adopt consumption-driven …

Alliance of business and green groups supports Government announcement on carbon targets

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An alliance of the UK’s largest businesses and environmental groups welcome yesterday’s commitment to a legally binding target to reduce carbon emissions to 2027. They state that strong and clear action on climate change is essential for long-term economic growth, jobs and competitive advantage. In an open letter to the …

The Vickers Commission Report On Banking

kristy Reforming Global Finance

An article from The Baseline Scenario The Vickers Commission Report On Banking Posted: 11 Apr 2011 07:14 AM PDT By Simon Johnson Will the Vickers Commission report on UK banking – with a preliminary report released today – have a major positive impact? Not likely in our assessment – see …

Some Great Quotes and Great Conference on Monetary Reform

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance

14 November 2010 Beginning of a monetary revolution? Josh Ryan-Collins Researcher, Monetary Reform Mervyn King and Martin Wolf know it and the word is spreading about the bank’s dirty secret – their power to create credit out of nothing and mix it up with our savings… “The essence of the …